POLICE are appealing after a woman’s finger tip was bitten off by a dog in Guisborough.

The woman, aged in her forties, was walking her dog on King George V playing fields on Howlbeck Road on the morning of Tuesday, August 24, when she stopped to talk to another dog walker.

Both dogs were let off their lead, when the man’s dog immediately attacked the woman’s dog.

In trying to get the dog away, it bit the woman on the finger, leaving her without a finger tip and requiring surgery.

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The dog has been described as a female Staffordshire bull terrier, around three-years-old, and it was brindle with a white chest.

Officers are keen to trace the man and the dog.

The man is described as white, around 5ft 8” tall, bald and “well built”.

The man spoke with a South Yorkshire accent and was wearing jeans and a T-shirt.

Police would appeal to the owner of the dog to come forward or any witnesses to the incident to contact them, by calling 101 and quoting incident number 142563.

Independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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