A WOMAN has spoken of her terrifying ordeal when she tried to prevent a dog attacking her pet as she walked along a river bank in Brighouse.
The victim, who has asked not to be named, was walking with her partner from Elland Bridge to the town centre when an English Bull Terrier being walked in the opposite direction suddenly pounced on the woman’s dog.
The animal was hurt in the attack and as the woman tried to move it to safety the Bull Terrier leapt up at her and bit her several times.
Her hand was bitten and she suffered a number of cuts to her left hand.
The victim, who lives in Brighouse, said she is likely to have been left scarred for life after the incident which she described as terrifying.
“It was a very traumatic experience and it is taking some time for me to recover,” she said.
“It is likely that I have been scarred for life. The cuts are really quite bad. I just like to walk my dog in peace but I am now frightened to go out.
“I would urge anyone who may have seen the attack or knows who is responsible to get in touch with the police.”
After the attack the English Bull Terrier and its owner walked off towards Brighouse.
The owner is described as aged between 55 and 65, white and of a medium to heavy build.
He has short dark hair with a full grey beard. He was wearing a flat cap.
The English Bull Terrier was described as mainly white with light coloured patches on its body.
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the attack, which happened at around 2.50pm on Friday, April 15, to call Sergeant Dean Maddocks, of the Lower Valley Neighbourhood Policing Team, on 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.