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Woman dies after being bitten by a dog in Lancashire

 

REGIONAL REPORT

A woman who had been bitten by a dog in Preston, has sadly died.

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Sharon Jennings, 55 from Preston, was walking her own dog on the old railway lines in Brookfield between 6pm and 7.30pm on Friday May 31st when her pet and another dog started to fight.

She intervened and was bitten on the hand and neck.
Sharon was found unwell at her home address on Monday (June 3rd) and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital.

She sadly died in hospital last night (7th June).

Police continue to make enquires to trace the dog involved and its owner.

The dog is described as a speckled ginger and black dog of medium height. The owner was described as a male with thinning grey/black hair wearing a blue fleece type jacket.

This article also serves to remind people in Trafford to use caution if your dog ends up in a fight with another dog, stay calm and keep your fingers in a fist so to save any fingers if the other dog lunges at you.

Keep aware of other dogs around you if you see one pacing, snarling or just acting in a bad way, avoid the animal, we are told dog fights are over in seconds

The other dog wants you to be stressed, the more it knows your stressed the more the problems, so keep calm (we know that is easier said than done)

If you are bitten do not pull away as that will make the bite worse.

Detective Inspector Chris Wellard of Preston Police said: “Our thoughts are with Sharon’s family and friends at this incredibly distressing time.

“We’re working hard to establish what happened but need anyone with information to come forward as soon as possible. Did you see a dog matching this description in the area or see or hear anything around the time of the incident? Please get in touch.

“I would also appeal directly to the owner of the other dog to come forward.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 1134 of 5th June.

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