Woman's horrific wounds inflicted by Bully-type dog which attacked her

Woman’s horrific wounds inflicted by ‘Bully-type’ dog which attacked her while she was out walking


These shocking pictures show a woman’s horrific wounds after she was mauled by a Bully-type dog.

The 55-year-old nurse limped home alone after the owner of the dog ran away from the scene of the attack by the Texaco garage near Oldway Mansion in Paignton, Devon at about 10pm last Thursday.

She was rushed to hospital where she needed treatment to stitch the bloody wound inflicted by the animal.

The victim claims police have been slow to respond to her calls. Devon and Cornwall Police have appealed for information from the public.

She said: ‘I’m really scared of dogs so I was walking away. I heard it barking then felt it bite the back of my thigh.

This shocking picture shows the wound suffered by a nurse as she was attacked by a dog

This stock image shows an XL Bully dog. It was not involved in the attack described here

‘It was so sudden and really painful. The owner started pulling it and ran away towards Oldway Mansion. The only thing he said to me was ‘f**k off’.

‘I was really scared and anxious when I walked home,’ she said. ‘When I looked in the mirror I could see the skin had been ripped off and the blood was really coming out.’ 

She called for an ambulance and was treated at hospital where the wound needed seven stitches.

Photos show the extent of the wound. The back of her leg has two puncture wounds and is surrounded by extensive bruising.

This shocking image shows the stitches the nurse had after the attack

Paramedics called police on her behalf but she says nobody has visited her and her calls to 101 have received no follow-up.

‘They haven’t really helped,’ she said. ‘I called for update and the police said they couldn’t do anything.. My worry is that the dog might do it again. There must be cameras in the area that police can check.’

She is not certain of the exact breed of dog which bit her but says it was a brown bulldog type. She thinks she has seen it in the Bay on previous occasions. The owner is scruffy-looking, between 40 and 50 years old with shoulder length hair. He was wearing black trousers and is about 5ft 8in tall.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: ‘Police were called at 11am on September 28 by the ambulance service who were responding to a report of a woman having been bitten on the leg by a dog.

‘It was reported that the owner left the area on foot following the incident. At this time there are no viable lines of enquiry but should any relevant information be reported it will be looked into.

‘Anyone with information which may assist is asked to call police on 101 or report via our website quoting log 250 of 28 September.

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