Police are appealing for the owner of a dog which bit a woman as she walked her own dog along London Road in Nantwich to get in touch.
At around 8.45am on Tuesday 3 April 2012 a 44-year-old woman was walking her small dog along London Road. As she approached its junction with Newland Way a woman in her mid 50s was walking a large, athletic looking golden retriever.
Concerned that the dog looked aggressive she crossed the road but the retriever dragged its owner behind it and went for the small dog. The victim picked up her dog and the retriever went for her, biting her on her arm.
She has since been hospitalised and is waiting to have an operation to treat the wound.
The owner of the retriever, who is believed to be a regular dog walker in the area, is described as a white female, in her mid 50s. She is 5ft 6ins tall and of medium build. She has shoulder length blonde hair and was wearing an anorak, jeans and white trainers.
Insp Mark Gammage said: "We really do need to speak to the owner. The injuries caused by this dog are serious enough to require surgery and we need to ensure that no-one else is put at risk of being injured. We appeal to the owner, or anyone who knows who this lady is, to come forward with information".
Anyone with information should contact Nantwich Neighbourhood Policing Unit on 101 quoting incident number 174 of 3 April 2012.