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Woman bitten by dog in Hungerford town centre

Treatment required after 'shocking' attack

Woman bitten by dog in Hungerford town centre

A WOMAN needed hospital treatment after being bitten by a dog in Hungerford town centre.

The incident happened in Bridge Street on Tuesday, August 9, and victim Jenny Knight said she wanted to thank all those townsfolk who helped her.

Ms Knight, who was visiting her sister, Angela Howard, in Shalbourne, said: “I stopped to look round Hungerford and was walking on the pavement towards Styles Silver when I saw a woman walking towards me with three excitable dogs on leads taking over the pavement. 

“One of them bounded free and leapt at me, suddenly jumping up and gripping my leg with its sharp teeth. It was shocking and very painful as well.”

She added: “I stood rooted to the spot as the lady grabbed the lead together with the other two and started to walk away. 

“I said: ‘He’s bitten me, and it’s very painful’.”

Ms Knight claimed the dog owner simply hurried off, but, she added: “People kindly came up to me and asked if I was all right, which was kind. I was in shock.

“I was wearing thick, khaki jeans but there was a hole in my leg with teeth marks.”

Her sister arranged an appointment for her at The Old School Surgery in Great Bedwyn, where she received a tetanus vaccination

Ms Knight said: “The staff and the nurse there were really helpful, considering I was not registered there, and I would like to thank them very much for their efficient and kind service.

“This was a shocking experience which affected me and I would not wish it to happen to anyone else. Imagine if it had been a young child?”

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