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Police appeal after woman and pet dog wounded in Hunstanton after 'pitbull' attack

Police are appealing for witnesses following a dog attack in Hunstanton last Friday which left a woman with bite wounds to her hand.

The incident happened on Old Hunstanton Beach between 3.30pm and 3.45pm as the victim, a woman in her 30s, walked her terrier.

The woman and her terrier were attacked, as the dog caused puncture wound's to the terrier's neck and back.

The woman made attempts to separate the dogs and in doing so suffered a number of cuts to her hands, which required hospital treatment. The terrier also needed veterinary treatment for his wounds.

The dog was described as a pitbull, which are illegal in the UK due to a number of vicious attacks. The debate rages on as to whether this is

the predisposition of the dog, or the training of the owner.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information concerning the pitbull and its owner.

Anyone with information should contact PC Chris Stevens at Hunstanton Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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