Woman and her dog attacked by two dogs on walk in St Albans

PUBLISHED: 11:19 20 October 2015 | UPDATED: 11:28 20 October 2015

The victim sustained a minor injury to her arm during the attack

The victim sustained a minor injury to her arm during the attack

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A woman and her dog were attacked by two ‘demonic’ dogs while walking in St Albans last week.

The victim sustained a minor injury to her arm during the attackThe victim sustained a minor injury to her arm during the attack

Police are appealing for witnesses of the incident, which occurred on October 13 at 6pm along Beech Road, near Firbank Road.

The woman, who is in her 40s, was walking her Staffie cross when she was approached by another woman with two Border Terriers and a Pointer.

The two Terriers then started barking at the victim’s dog and as she tried to walk past, one of the Terriers broke away from their lead and subsequently both dogs attacked her and her dog.

The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, told the Herts Advertiser: “They were both attacking. I was pulling one dog off [my dog] and then the other repeatedly.

“They were absolutely demonic dogs, I’ve never seen dogs so aggressive.

“What I’m fuming about is that if the boot was on the other foot then we would have had hell to pay because of Chalky’s [the dog] breed and the stigma around it.

“He’s such a lovely dog and such a softie, but if someone saw the fight they would assume it was his fault because he’s a Staffie.”

She suffered a puncture mark to her wrist and scratches to her arm after shielding her dog during the attack.

She added: “It wasn’t the worst bite but I’m just really peed off that a woman is going round with those dogs.”

The suspect is said to be a white woman, aged between 55 and 60 years old, with blonde or reddish short bobbed hair. She was wearing a light blue coat.

Anyone who saw what happened is asked to call the police on the non-emergency number 101, or anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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