Dog attack on Linchmere Common

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POLICE have said a couple were attacked by two dogs in Linchmere when walking their dog on Christmas Day.

The couple said they were walking their Yorkshire terrier at about midday, when they were attacked by two large, muscular sandy-coloured dogs.

The incident occurred on Linchmere Common - just off the B2131 Liphook Road between Liphook and Haslemere.

A police spokesman said: “These dogs burst from the undergrowth and set upon the terrier. When it was picked up by its owner he was bitten on the hand, and the terrier suffered bites to its belly and a hind leg.

“A woman appeared who led the large dogs away. She was white, in her late 30s to early 40s, well dressed and with mid-length, sandy blonde hair. She came from the direction of Danley Lane.”

Police would like to hear from anyone who saw the incident or noticed the two large dogs with their owner.

The owner is urged to come forward. Anyone with information should phone Sussex Police on 101, with the reference 0352 of 29/12.