Woman loses finger in Colburn dog attack

A woman lost a finger and her dog suffered a punctured intestine in a dog attack in Colburn.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following the incident in wooded area near to Goodwood Avenue between 3pm and 3.30pm on Friday, September 29.

Police say a man was walking two black dogs which are believed to be Labradors.

One of the black dogs which is believed to be called “Acer” or “Aver” attacked another dog and then bit the owner.

The man who was walking with the dogs is described as white, in his early 30s, athletic build with a beard and he was wearing light coloured clothing.

The victim, a 64-year-old woman, had a finger taken off and her dog suffered a punctured intestine.

A police spokesperson said: “We’re now requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

“In particular, officers are appealing for information about this dog and its owner.”

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should email Ruth.atkins@northyorkshire.police.uk

You can also call us on 101 and ask for Ruth Atkins.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote our reference number 12230186855 when passing information.