Herts Woman Mauled By Dog Near A1M

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a woman was injured by a dog in South Mimms.

The incident occurred in the fields off Brookside, which run alongside the A1M, at around 9am on Saturday, November 8.

The victim, a woman in her 40s from Potters Bar, was power walking in the field when she saw a Staffordshire Bull Terrier-type dog being walked by a man.
The dog ran across to the woman and knocked her to the ground. The dog then bit her arm and hands. The man came across and restrained the dog and placed it on a lead. He then asked if the woman was ok but walked away in the direction of Brookside when she said ‘no’.
The victim received puncture wounds to her hand and arm, which required medical treatment.
The dog is described as being light grey and believed to be youngish.
The man is described as white, aged in his late 50s and of a very slim build. He’s believed to be around 5'8" tall with grey/white hair and moustache. He was wearing a khaki coloured parka and pale jeans.
Investigating officer PC Gareth Clifford said:

"The woman was fortunate not to be more seriously injured and, as such, we would like to identify the dog and who it was with as soon as possible.
It’s believed there may have been a man walking a Collie-type dog in the field just prior to the incident & he may have witnessed what happened or have other information that could prove useful to the investigation.
If anyone believes they saw what happened or knows who the dog may belong to, please contact me."
Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact PC Clifford via Hertfordshire Constabulary’s non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference J1/14/3571.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.