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Trowbridge police appeal after dog owner injured in Rottweiler attack
1:45pm Monday 23rd September 2013 in Trowbridge
Police have issued an appeal to find the owners of two Rottweiler dogs after an attack on a dog at Southwick Country Park, near Trowbridge, last Monday.
The incident happened at around 4pm on Monday, September 16 when a woman, in her forties, was leaving the park with her young Labrador, that she had on an extendable lead.
The two Rottweilers and another dog ran up to them and after initially greeting each other one of the Rottweilers began biting the Labrador.
The woman picked up her dog and held it to her chest but the two Rottweilers then began jumping up and, after sustaining injuries, she was forced to release her dog.
At that point a man in his mid thirties and a short blonde woman in her early thirties, believed to be the dogs' owners, arrived along with a young boy, about four, and another member of the public came to ask what had happened.
The man got the Rottweilers under control before walking away, while the other man continued to offer assistance to the owner of the Labrador.
She attended Trowbridge hospital later that evening where she was treated for cuts to her arms caused by the dogs' claws and teeth and also received treatment for a puncture wound to her right thigh.
Anyone who has any information about the attack or who recognises the description of the owners is asked to contact Rural Community Beat Manager PC Mark Hough at Trowbridge Police Station on 101.
Alternatively people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.