Northampton woman injured as she tried to prevent a dog without a lead from attacking her own

Althorp Steet, Northampton. Photo credit, Google Maps
Althorp Steet, Northampton. Photo credit, Google Maps

A Northampton dog-walker was ‘pulled to the ground’ while trying to stop dangerous dog attack in the town.

The woman, who was out walking in Althorp Street, in Northampton town centre was knocked down as she tried to prevent a dog from attacking her own pet between 7pm and 7.30pm on Wednesday, October 26.

The victim had to flag down the help of a passer-by when the dog attacked hers, so she could grab the other dog by its collar in an attempt to free her pet, but the other dog knocked her to the ground.

The offending dog was not on a lead and is described as a large and sandy coloured, possibly a Mastiff and the victim’s dog is described as small and grey.

The woman who was walking the offending dog, is described as white, about 5ft 7in with a medium to heavy build and long, blondish hair.

Anyone with information can contact Northamptonshire Police on 101, or alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.