Appeal to trace dog and owner after woman bitten at Silverwood nature reserve

A PET owner was bitten when she tried to stop a dog attacking her pet at Silverwood nature reserve.

She suffered puncture wounds to her hand during the incident at about 9.30am last Wednesday.

The woman and her young child had been walking their dog between Hollings Lane in Thrybergh and Woodlaithes village.

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A police spokesperson said: “They were approached by an unknown dog who was being walked off its lead. 

“The dog is alleged to have attacked the victim’s dog, and as she attempted to intervene she suffered puncture wounds to her hand.

“The owner is believed to have struggled to gain control of his dog, during which the victim has fled the scene.

“The dog is described as being similar to a cane corso or great dane, white with black spots, believed to be named Spot.

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“The owner is described as white, aged in his 50s to early 60s with white/grey hair. He was wearing a navy blue anorak, combat trousers and brown boots.”

South Yorkshire Police want to hear from anyone who may have useful information. Call 101 quoting incident 268 of May 31.