Call for witnesses after a dog bit a woman’s face at Canford Heath

A WOMAN was bitten in the face by a German Shepherd as she tried to protect her own dog on a walk in Poole.

At around 1.30pm on Wednesday October 19, a woman in her 40s was walking her Yorkshire Terrier on Canford Heath.

She was walking along a narrow path near a farm at the northern end of the moor when she was approached by a woman with two German shepherds.

The dogs ran towards the victim, so she picked her Yorkshire Terrier and one of the German Shepherds jumped up and bit her upper lip and forehead.

The dogs’ owner gave a phone number after the incident before leaving the scene, but it is believed she provided a fake number.

The German Shepherd woman is described as having gray hair and wearing a navy blue coat or anorak.

Constable Jennie Sykes-Martin, of Dorset Police, said: ‘We are investigating this incident and I urge any witnesses or anyone with information that could help our investigations to come forward.

“I would also like to urge the owner of the dogs involved to do the right thing and come forward so that we can address what happened.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55220170362.

Alternatively, independent Crimestoppers charities can be contacted anonymously online at or by calling the freephone number 0800 555 111.

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