Worthing dog attack: Pensioner's hand torn open in vicious incident

A pensioner's hand has been torn open in a vicious dog attack in Worthing.

According to Sussex Police, a woman in her seventies was attacked by a white Staffordshire bull terrier in Ashacre Lane at around 1pm on Monday (February 17).

Sussex Police

Sussex Police

The bite went through the woman's leather glove, tearing the skin and causing a large wound that required extensive treatment, police said.

A man and a woman were with the dog when the incident happened, and police want to find them.

The dog was described by police as white, with a coloured patch on its right ear and eye and a few other patches on its body.

The man was described by police as white, around 30 years old, 6ft, of slim build and wearing a black puffer jacket with a black beanie hat.

Police described the woman as white, in her early thirties, 5' 8", of slim build with dark hair and wearing a turquoise puffer jacket and dark beanie hat.

A spokesman said: "Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who may have any further information, is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 849 of 18/02."