Police appeal after woman is bitten by ‘mastiff’ dog

Sussex Police
Sussex Police

Police are appealing for the owner of a large dog to come forward after a woman was bitten.

A Surrey Police spokesman said a woman, in her 30s, was walking along Horley High Street at around 2pm on Wednesday (February 25) when the dog bit her.

A ‘verbal altercation’ between the victim and dog owner took place, added the spokesman.

The dog, thought to be a mastiff or similar breed, was described as having fawn coloured fur with patches. It was wearing a thin chain as a collar.

The owner was described as a white man, aged 35-40, with a medium build, short fair hair and stubble. He was wearing blue jeans and a sweatshirt.

Officers would like to speak to the owner of the dog or any other witnesses.

Call 101 or the online reporting system at http://www.surrey.police.uk/ quoting reference 45150015900.