Alnwick woman left with bite marks and bruises after dog attack at Boulmer beach
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Lynn Elliott was walking her black Labrador on Thursday afternoon when they were approached by a German Shepherd with a stick.
She says the two dogs played with a ball for a short while but when she picked it up she was attacked from behind.
“I was very shocked as initially I felt extreme pain in my side and didn’t know what it was,” she revealed. “As I tried to get away, with my own dog, it ran at me, this time from the front and jumped up towards my face and bit me again on the top of my arm.
“I normally wear a thin jacket and if I hadn’t had my ski jacket and thick jumper on it would have ripped my side open.”
She added: "This is a very dangerous animal on the loose,” she said. “I am a strong, fit person, and it tried to knock me to the ground.
“If this was a mother and child or children they could be seriously injured or worse.”
Lynn attended Alnwick Infirmary where she was given a tetanus booster and a week-long course of antibiotics.
“I’m in a lot of pain and shock,” she said.
“It was reported that a woman was walking on Boulmer beach when a dog approached her and bit her, causing injuries to her back, arms and legs.
“Enquires are ongoing.”