A woman has been treated for a dog bite to her hand after being attacked in Canterbury.
Police are investigating after the 56-year-old victim was bitten as she walked along Sussex Avenue, Canterbury, on Wednesday 5 December at around 11am.
As the woman got near to the community centre junction, a man with a dog on a lead walked past and the animal bit the victim’s left hand.
The owner pulled the dog away and then ran off in the direction of Kent Avenue.
The woman required hospital treatment and needed stitches following the bite.
The dog owner is described as white, aged in his 20s, of slim build, approx 5ft 6ins tall, and was wearing a thick hooded grey top with the hood up.
His dog is described as having a square face, possibly of Rottweiler breed, and was tanned-coloured .
Anyone with information about the incident or the identity of the dog owner is urged to contact PC Jason Heather at Kent Police by calling 101 and quoting crime reference ZY/35737/12.
Alternatively, you can call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Updated on: 28 December 2012