Dogs seized as woman suffers horrific injuries in attack

Gainsborough Park in Foxhole
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A woman has suffered horrific injuries after allegedly being attacked by two dogs. Devon and Cornwall Police was called to the incident in Foxhole, near St Austell.

A woman was taken to hospital with injuries described as serious but not life-threatening. It happened in the Gainsborough Park area at around 12.50pm on Sunday, June 16.

Officers confirmed they attended the scene of the park home complex where two dogs were seized. They remain in police kennels at this time and police are looking for any witnesses.

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CornwallLive understands the woman, aged 40, has since been released from hospital but has suffered several deep and serious wounds across her body.

Her next of kin attended the hospital with her and her mother has shared graphic images with CornwallLive of the extent of the injuries, which we have chosen not to share because they are so graphic.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Police were called to reports of a dog biting a woman and causing serious injury at around 12.50pm on Sunday 16 June. The woman was taken to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries. Her next of kin attended hospital with her.

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"The incident happened in the Gainsborough Park area of Foxhole, near St Austell. Officers attended the scene; two dogs were seized and remain in police kennels.

"If you witnessed the incident or have any information or that could help with enquiries, please contact police via our website or by calling 101 quoting log 342 of 16/6/24." Police further confirmed that the breed of the dogs is undetermined at this time but it is believed they are not on the banned breeds list.

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