Appeal launched after 80-year-old woman bitten by dog in Darwen

An 80-year-old woman was bitten by a dog outside a convenience store in Darwen.

Monday, 10th February 2020, 2:24 pm
Updated Monday, 10th February 2020, 2:26 pm

Police are looking to speak with the owner of a dog after it bit an elderly lady, 80, outside McColl's convenience store in Railway Road, Darwen.

The owner reportedly left the scene despite members of the public advising him to stay.

The incident occurred at around 2.45pm on Saturday (February 8).

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Police are looking to speak with the owner of a dog after it bit an elderly ladyin Darwen. (Credit: Lancashire Police)

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: "I am looking at speaking with the owner of this dog after it has bitten an elderly lady without provocation.

"The owner has left the scene straight after the incident, even though members of the public have pleaded with him to stay.

"I am hoping that a public appeal will provide a name as early efforts have proved unsuccessful."

If you have any information that could help police locate the owner, contact PC Cookson via email [email protected] quoting log number LC-20200208-0916.