Woman bitten in face and throat by dog in West Derby

Detectives have issued an image of a man they believe may have information that could assist with their enquiries after a woman was bitten by a dog in West Derby on Monday 11 July.

It was reported at around 7pm that a man was walking a large dog on a lead on Lower House Lane when the dog jumped up and bit the face and throat of a woman as she walked past.  

The woman was taken to hospital with injuries to her face and throat. The man left the scene after the incident.

Since the incident officers have carried out CCTV and witness enquiries in the area and detectives have issued a CCTV image of a man they believe could assist with their investigation.

Inspector Paul Rannard said, “This was a completely unprovoked incident that has left a woman with severe injuries that later required surgery.

“Our officers are working hard to find the owner and the dog involved.

“If you recognise the man pictured then please let us know, as we believe he may hold information vital to our ongoing investigation. 

“We would also appeal to anyone who was on Lower House Lane towards Lower Lane on Monday 11 July at 7pm who saw the incident or has any dashcam footage of the attack to contact us as they may have information which is vital to our investigation.”

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook with reference 22000495127.

You can also pass information via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or their online form at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously

Image: Merseyside Police

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