Woman bitten on the face by dog in York

The footpath off Heslington Road which leads to the allotments and Walmgate Stray. Photograph © Google Street View
21 May 2018 @ 4.35 pm
| Crime, News

Police are searching for the owner of a dog which bit a woman on the face in York.

The attack left her badly hurt. It took place between 4.45pm and 5.30pm last Thursday (May 17) on a footpath, next to allotments, in between Heslington Road and Walmgate Stray.

The dog is described as a husky cross breed.

It was larger than a standard husky, with dark grey, pale and white markings. One of its eyes was brown and the other blue.

A description of the dog owner is below.

Have you seen him?

The dog owner is…

a white man
aged 25-29
of medium build
5ft 6in-5ft 8in tall
with light brown or blond close-shaved hair

He was wearing

a red T shirt
and baggy pale blue jeans.

With him was a girl aged between one and two. She has shoulder length straight pale blonde hair, and was wearing a beige, satin bridesmaid-type dress and sandals.

The man and child are described as possibly being new to the area.

An aerial view of the footpath next to Low Moor Allotments, looking towards Heslington Road. Photograph © Google Street View

Officers are keen to talk to anyone who has information that could help their inquiries.

If you can help, and particularly if you know the address of the dog owner, please contact the police on the details below.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101
Or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Email Paul Fricker here
Quote reference number 12180086705