A DOG has attacked a woman and her puppy on Southsea Common, police have revealed.
The woman needed hospital treatment after the incident and her pet had to have surgery because of its injuries.
Police revealed today that the 32-year-old woman was walking her Blue Staffordshire bull terrier puppy at the junction of Avenue De Caen and Clarence Parade when the attack happened on Thursday, July 9 between 7pm and 7.30pm.
When the other dog, a dark brindle Staffordshire cross, approached, the woman picked up her puppy.
Police say the dog then attacked it and also bit the woman as she tried to get it off.
The woman was treated at the walk-in centre at St Mary’s Hospital for her injuries.
A police spokesman said witnesses reported that the owner of the attacking dog was a white man, aged 30 to 40 and about 5ft 10 inches tall.
He had shaved cropped light hair and was wearing a dark top and trousers.
He also appeared to be carrying a glass of alcohol in his hand.
Police are now trying to trace the owner of the dog and are asking for anyone who has any information about the incident or who thinks they can identify the dog or its owner to contact them.
Call PC Lee Gott on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.