Woman is bitten by aggressive Dalmatian

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A PROBE has been launched after a woman was bitten by a dog.

The 20-year-old was walking her dog when she was bitten by a Dalmatian in Russet Gardens, Emsworth.

Police are trying to trace the owner of the dog which was off its leash at the time.

The man said the Dalmatian was a rescue dog and only recently acquired, when it became aggressive and bit the woman’s hand as she lifted her dog out of the way.

The deep cut required hospital treatment.

The incident happened at about 2.30pm on Thursday, although details have just been released.

PC Matthew Snelson, from Sussex police, said: ‘The man, who had a young girl with him, apologised for his dog’s behaviour however he did not leave any details. We would appeal for him to contact us.

‘The man is described as white, in his 60s, stocky, with short grey hair. He was wearing a Barbour-style jacket. If you know him or recognise him please can you contact police.’

Call 101 and quote 0706 9/1.