Appeal after New Mills dog attack

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Police are appealing for help in tracing the owner of a dog which bit a man’s leg in New Mills.

The dog, a small terrier-type breed, was tied up outside a doctor’s surgery on Hyde Bank Road when it bit a passing pedestrian.

The bite ripped through the 58-year-old victim’s trousers and resulted in a cut to his leg.

A Derbyshire police spokesperson said: “A young white woman with blonde hair, thought to be in her mid to late teens, came out of the surgery and apologised but did not give the man her details.”

The incident happened at around 11.30am on Thursday, July 16.

Anyone with information should call PC Gareth Podmore on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.