A woman has been bitten by a dog whilst out walking in Wool.

Officers have launched an appeal after a woman in her 60’s was bitten by a dog in Cole Wood last week. 

The incident occurred between 11am and 12pm on Tuesday May 24 when the victim was out walking her dog.

She was approached by another female and her three dogs. As the victim went to put her dog on the lead, the three dogs began to attack it.

The victim picked up her dog, but one of the offending dogs latched onto her arm. Her walking stick and bag were knocked off, but she did not sustain any injuries.

The dogs have been described as ‘British Bulldog-type’ and cream and dark caramel-coloured. Their owner is described as female, white, between five feet two and five feet four inches tall and of large build with dark thick black wavy hair.

Police Constable Jennie Sykes-Martin, of Dorset Police, said: “I am carrying out enquiries into this incident and would urge anyone who was walking their dog in the area and has information to help my investigation to please get in touch.

“I would also appeal for the owner of the dogs to please come forward so I can take your account of what happened.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/contact, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220082749.