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Tourist 'bitten by dog' in Newquay

Tourist 'bitten by dog' in Newquay

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 5:55am 23rd April 2019. (Updated at 10:24am 23rd April 2019)

A woman has been taken to hospital after allegedly being bitten by a dog in Newquay.

Police say she was on holiday in the town when it happened in the Island Crescent area.

The victim, in her 40s, suffered serious leg injuries and was taken to Treliske.

The dog was seized by officers and has been taken into kennels.

A local man and woman were both arrested and later released under investigation.

"Police were called at around 7.15pm on Saturday 20 April following reports of a disorder in Island Cresent, Newquay.

"During the incident, the victim, a woman in her 40s, was bitten by a dog and sustained serious injuries to her leg. She was taken to Treliske hospital for treatment and has since been released.

"On attendance the dog was contained by officers, a short time later it broke free from its lead and ran towards the victim. A Taser was discharged by officers in order to safely contain the incident.

"The dog was uninjured and was taken to the vets to be checked over before being seized and taken into kennels.

"An attending PCSO was also assaulted during the incident, he sustained minor injuries.

"A 27-year-old man from Newquay was arrested on suspicion of affray, assault, assault on emergency service worker, in charge of a dog dangerously out of control and being drunk and disorderly.

"A 23-year-old woman from Newquay was arrested on suspicion of affray, assault on an emergency service worker, in charge of a dog dangerously out of control, possession of a Class B drug. 

"They were both later released under investigation pending further enquiries. 

"Police enquires remain ongoing into this matter."

Devon and Cornwall Police

Anyone who witnessed the incident and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting CR/034662/19.

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