An elderly woman was pushed to the floor by an out of control dog in Hemel Hempstead.

At around midday on Friday, June 28, the woman in her 70s was walking her dog in the field accessed from Paddock Way.

She was approached by a dog that was off its lead before the animal jumped at her, causing her to fall to the ground.

Shortly after the incident, the victim was helped by members of the public before the dog jumped at her for a second time.

Thankfully, she was not injured during the incident.

The owner of the dog is described as a black man, around 5ft 10in tall, in his mid-to-late 20s, and of a medium build with dreadlocks.

The dog was described as a brown, strong animal, with a distinctive red and cream collar.

PC Jessica Gonzalez-Green, who is investigating, said: "Our investigation is continuing, and I am appealing for anyone with information to please get in touch.

"This incident has understandably left the victim shaken, and I would like to thank the members of the public who helped her at the time.

"If this was you, please get in touch. I am also appealing for the owner of the dog to come forward, along with anyone else who may have vital information.

"I can be contacted directly at"

You can report information online at, via online web chat at, or by calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/54738/24.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at