Kettering woman hospitalised as dog set on her in street assault

Police are asking for witnesses or anyone with information to get in touch

Tuesday, 17th August 2021, 11:56 am
Updated Tuesday, 17th August 2021, 2:38 pm

A Kettering woman had to have surgery after a dog was used to bite her in a serious assault on the Grange estate in Kettering.

The woman, in her 40s, was involved in an argument with a dog owner in the Judith Road area in the evening of Wednesday, August 11.

Her arm was seriously injured after the dog 'deliberately' bit her, as a result of the argument between 6pm and 6.15pm.

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A spokesman for Northants Police said: "Police officers are appealing for witnesses after a woman was seriously assaulted in the Judith Road area of Kettering.

"As a result of the incident the woman sustained a serious injury to her arm, which required surgery.

"A 52-year-old woman from Kettering has been arrested in connection with this incident and has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

"It is believed the area was busy at the time of the incident and officers are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident and has yet to come forward to do so as a matter of urgency. They would also like to speak to anyone who may have captured the assault on CCTV or dash cam footage.

The incident took place in the Judith Road area of Kettering

"Witnesses or anyone with information which could assist the investigation are asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 using incident number 21000458623."