Grandmother left with bite marks after dog attack in Whittlesey street

A GRANDMOTHER has been left with bite marks in her shoulder after a loose dog mauled her in a Whittlesey street.

Pat Warwick, 62, was walking along Barr’s Street when a dog, which she describes as looking like a Japanese Akita, sprung up at her.

She said: “I turned my back on it and it was a good job I did because if it had been my front it would have bitten my neck.

“It was very heavy - it felt like a ton weight on me. Nobody understands how I stayed on my feet.

“It bit the top of my right shoulder and I actually thought I’d had it. The pain was excruciating. Its teeth went through my coat, cardigan and blouse.

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“I was screaming and in the end it just got down and went.”

Mrs Warwick, who has three children and four grandchildren, had to have treatment to the gashes in her shoulder.

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She said: “I want the dog caught because I wouldn’t like to happen to anybody else. We are very fortunate that it wasn’t a child.”

A police spokesman said: “A member of the public reported that a 62-year old woman had been bitten by a dog at about 9.20am on March 9.

“Officers went to the scene and inquires were made to identify the victim who was then visited.

“Inquiries continue to trace the owner.

“If anyone has any information please contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”

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