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Appeal launched after woman bitten by dog in pet store

Officers are appealing for information after a dog bit a Poole woman as she walked into a pet store.

At around 5.48pm on Friday 26 January 2018 a 43-year-old woman walked toward the entrance of Pets at Home on Redlands Poole Retail Park at Branksome.

As she approached the door a dog bit her on her left thigh. The bite ripped through her jeans but did not puncture her skin. She was left with a large bruise.

The dog is described as a Collie breed or similar.

The police have released a cctv image of the owner.

Police constable Sian Dibley, of Poole police, said: “We are keen to trace the dog and its owner and as part of our investigation we are now in a position to issue this CCTV image.

“I would ask the woman pictured or anyone who knows who she is to please contact Dorset Police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at, via email or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55180013774. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via

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