01/03/2019

Officers Re Appeal for Dash Cam Footage Following Serious Dog Attack

Police are re appealing for vehicle dash cam footage after a woman in her 30s was attacked by a grey and white Japanese Akita dog near the park area between Trunk Road and North Ormesby in Middlesbrough.

The incident occurred on Tuesday 26th February at 08:45am when the dog approached and attacked the victim.

As a result of the attack, the victim has sustained a chest wound and serious injuries to her face which required surgery.

Police are still appealing for the two men who were walking the dog at the time of the attack to please come forward as they may be able to assist with enquiries.

The men were described as being in their late teens. One of the men had dark hair and was wearing a dark tracksuit and the other man was wearing a light tracksuit.

Both men left with the dog prior to police arrival.

Detective Constable Andy Micklewright said: “Officers are regularly patrolling the area of the attack and are carrying out various enquiries in a bid to trace the dog and the two men.

“If you believe you were in the area, whether walking or in a car with dash cam footage around the time of the attack we would urge you to come forward with information, no matter how insignificant you think it is. 

“I would also like to appeal to the male member of the public who assisted the victim and helped her during the attack as he could help us with our enquiries.

“Someone out there knows who this dog belongs to and we will do everything we possibly can to trace it and the owners.”

Anyone with information regarding the incident or anyone who may know who the dog belongs to is asked to contact DC Andy Micklewright on the non-emergency number 101 quoting event number 033275. Crimestoppers anonymously can be contacted on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.