A HUNT has been launched to find the owner of a 'brown terrier type' dog that bit a woman who was out jogging in Ferndown.

The victim, aged in her 40s, was running at Poor Common at around 10.45am on Sunday, June 7, and was near to the Heathlands Avenue entrance when she saw a woman with approximately eight dogs.

The dogs were small apart from a black lurcher or greyhound type dog. Police reported that the woman also possibly had a dog in a buggy.

As the victim approached she went to the opposite edge of the path in an attempt to comply with social-distancing guidance and one of the dogs that was on a lead, described as a brown terrier type, bit her to the back of the leg, causing an injury.

The woman with the dogs is described as white, aged in her 60s, around five feet six inches tall and of slim build with greying blonde hair.

Officers are appealing for information to help identify the woman.

PC Jennie Sykes-Martin, of Dorset Police, said: “We are carrying out enquiries into this matter and I would urge anyone who was in the area and witnessed it to please contact us.

“I would also urge the owner of the dog involved to do the right thing and come forward so we can take your account.”

Anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101, quoting reference number 55200082928.