POLICE OFFICERS received a report that a woman was bitten by a dog in Newton Stewart about 8.45 am on Monday 6th July.
The woman was walking her dogs on the Riverside Walk, Newton Stewart, south of Riverside Industrial Estate, when a large wide set black and white mongrel dog, believed to be a bull mastif cross with a staffy, approached them. The woman did not see an owner with the dog.
The mongrel and one of the woman’s dog’s had the potential to fight so the woman attempted to move the mongrel away however in doing so it jumped up and bit her mouth causing her a serious injury.
The woman attended hospital where she received maxillofacial treatment including a large number of stitches inside and outside her mouth.
A Police Spokesperson said “We desperately want to trace the dog and its owner as soon as possible to prevent further harm being caused to other people or animals.
If you have any information in relation to this incident that may assist officers with their enquiries, please phone us on 101 and quote Ref 1230 of 7th July.
Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111″