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Friday, 25 July 2014

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West Cumbrian woman attacked by stray dog in her garden

A woman needed hospital treatment after she was attacked by a stray dog in her back garden.

The woman found the black dog in the garden of her home in Crosby, near Maryport.

When she approached it to check its name tag, it attacked her before running off.

It caused several bite marks to her hand and arm.

The canine is described as black and between the size of a Staffordshire bull terrier and a Labrador. Details of the breed are not known.

It was wearing a red collar with a bone-shaped name tag which was silver on one side and gold on the other.

The incident happened at about 5.30pm on Friday. Police are investigating.

  • Attacks by dogs on postal workers in Cumbria have gone up by 150 per cent since last year, it is reported today.

There were 45 attacks in the last year on postmen and women in the county.

The figures have emerged as Royal Mail urge people to keep their pets under control ahead of new legislation which makes it possible to prosecute dog owners for attacks on private property.

Royal Mail also launches Dog Awareness Week today, including a special postmark on letters, to raise awareness of the problem.

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