Ap­peal as woman is at­tacked by dog

Vic­tim was also racially abused in park

Solihull News - - NEWS - DAR­REN CAMP­BELL dar­ren. camp­bell@ trinitymirror. com

PO­LICE are in­ves­ti­gat­ing af­ter a woman was at­tacked by a dog and racially abused in a Birm­ing­ham park.

The 53- year- old vic­tim ended up in hospi­tal fol­low­ing the ter­ri­fy­ing or­deal in Swan­shurst Park, Yard­ley Wood.

The woman was walk­ing in the park at around 2.30am on Satur­day, Au­gust 19, when she was at­tacked by a German Shep­herd.

She was also racially abused and as­saulted by a man who was with the dog.

The man left the park with the an­i­mal fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent.

The vic­tim suf­fered punc­ture wounds to her el­bow and knee in the at­tack and re­quired hospi­tal treat­ment.

Po­lice are now ap­peal­ing for any­one who may have seen the in­ci­dent, or who may know the man in­volved, to come for­ward.

He is de­scribed as be­ing white and of skinny build, ap­prox­i­mately 5ft 9ins tall and was aged be­tween 35 and 45.

He had a nar­row face, was clean- shaven and had a pale com­plex­ion. He was wear­ing a grey track­suit. The dog is de­scribed as a short- haired German Shep­herd. It was brown and black in colour.

PC Adrian Gra­ham, from the in­ves­ti­ga­tion team at Stech­ford po­lice sta­tion, said: “This was a re­ally nasty as­sault which has left the vic­tim very shaken.

“It’s very con­cern­ing that this man has used an an­i­mal to harm this woman in an un­pro­voked at­tack.

“I would urge any­one who knows who this man is, or any­one who saw any­thing, to get in touch with me as soon as pos­si­ble by email­ing a. gra­ham@ west­mid­lands. pnn. po­lice. uk or by call­ing 101 quot­ing crime ref­er­ence num­ber 20BE/ 176375Z/ 17.”

The woman was at­tacked in Swan­shurst Park

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