Police are appealing after a woman was bitten by a dog in County Durham - leaving officers wanting to speak to its owners. 

Officers from Durham Police are investigating after a woman was 'attacked' by a German Shepherd on Chillingham Drive in Chester-le-Street at around 4pm on Sunday, October 16. 

Following the attack, the emergency service has launched an appeal looking for information about the incident - and has released several details.

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The owner of the German Shepherd is thought to be around 5ft 9 of slim build, the man was also thought to be in company with a woman and two young boys.

Officers are now keen to speak to the owner.

Anyone who is able to identify the owner is asked to contact PC Emma Bartley on 101, quoting incident number 64 of October 17.

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