Woman bitten by dog in Salisbury's Friary

Carmelite Way road sign - Salisbury (Mike Draper)

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 5:50am 16th May 2018.

The victim, who's in her 20s, was 'lucky she wasn't badly hurt' say police - they're looking to trace the owner.

A woman's been bitten by a dog in Salisbury - and the police are now looking to trace the owner of the animal involved.

The victim, who's in her 20s, was walking along Carmelite Way in the Friary just before 7.00pm on Friday evening (May 11th) when it happened.

She was left with bruising under her knee when a dog, which looked like a black and white collie cross, bit her as it passed by.


The dog was being walked by a girl thought to be aged around 14 or 15 years old.

She's described as being:

  • White
  • Skinny build
  • Shoulder length, but tied up, blonde hair
  • Wearing a black zip-up hoodie
  • Jeans
  • Trainers

She was also with a young boy, aged around 10 years old, who was also walking a dog.


Officers now to speak to the dog's owner about what happened.

PC Jeannette Brownsea, from Wiltshire South Community Policing Team Support, said:

"Luckily the victim wasn't badly hurt, but this could have easily been more serious, especially if it had been a child who had been bitten.

"We would urge anyone with information, including the girl who was walking the dog at the time, to contact us."

If you can help with any information, you can contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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