Woman suffers 'nasty injury' after 'Pit Bull-type' dog attack

The dog attack was said to have happened in the Camp Hill area of Nuneaton
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Police have launched an investigation into a dog attack which left a woman with a "nasty" hand injury. The victim was attacked by the dog in woodland near Hillcrest Road in Camp Hill, Nuneaton, on Friday (May 24).

The dog, described as a 'Pit Bull-type', initially attacked the woman's pet pooch. But when she tried to intervene, the dog bit her on the hand causing her serious injuries.

The attack happened some time between 1.30pm and 2pm. Warwickshire Police today urged anyone with information about the incident to contact the force.

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The force said officers were trying to track down the offending dog and its owner after carrying out local enquiries. PC Tamburro of Warwickshire Police said: “This attack left the woman with a nasty injury to her hand.

"We’ve carried out enquiries locally. Now we're keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the attack or who can help us identify the dog and its owner.”

Anyone with information about this incident should contact police by calling 101, quoting crime reference number 99 of May 25. Information can also be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.