Women walking Labrador bitten by Staffordshire bull terrier in Bedford street

Anyone with information should call the police on 101
Anyone with information should call the police on 101

Two women were bitten by a bull terrier after it attacked their Labrador in a Bedford street.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after two women suffered bite injuries during the dog attack in Bedford on Tuesday, July 29.

The incident happened at around 7.15pm in St Andrew’s Road, Bedford, as the two friends and one of their sons were walking their dogs.

As the three of them made their way along St Andrew’s Road, a woman walking a black Staffordshire bull terrier with white markings approached form the opposite direction. The Staffordshire bull terrier started pulling at the lead and then the woman let go. The dog then ran along St Andrew’s Road and attacked the victim’s Labrador.

The two women tried to free the dog but the Staffordshire bull terrier then bit both of them. Two men heard the noise from the street and were able to free the Labrador by kicking the other dog before the owner of the Staffordshire bull terrier left the area.

PC Adam Sugden, who is investigating the incident, is keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or from anyone who may have information about the offender who is described as being a white woman with blond hair who was wearing black leggings and a floral dress or long top.

If you have information relating to this incident, contact PC Sugden, in confidence, on the non-emergency 101 number, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org