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Man released on bail and woman stable after Lincoln dog attack

A 33-year-old man has been released on bail following a dog attack in Lincoln, where a woman suffered life-changing injuries to her face and scalp.

The 22-year-old woman had surgery at Lincoln County Hospital on Monday and is now in a stable condition, police said. Officers will speak to her on Tuesday morning.

The attack happened on Sunday night, March 9, in the Greetwell Quarry area off Outer Circle Road, an area popular with dog walkers. Police did not establish an exact spot of the attack so far.

Following an overnight police helicopter search, the man was arrested on March 10 from a house in Keats Close in Lincoln, after he was identified by police as the owner of the dog involved in the attack on the woman.

The dog owner was arrested on suspicion of offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act and also for affray when officers went to seize the dog suspected for the attack.

He was released on police bail on Monday evening, due to return for enquiries on March 25. The dog attack victim and the dog owner knew each other.

Police believe the dog they captured, a white-coloured male, is either an American Pitbull Terrier, or a Pitbull-type dog. The dog has been put in police kennels and tests are due to be carried out to establish the precise breed of the dog.

Second dog attack victim released from hospital

Keats Close in Lincoln. Photo: Google Street View
Keats Close in Lincoln. Photo: Google Street View

The 38-year-old woman injured in a second dog attack on Keats Close in Lincoln, some 12 hours later after the first incident, has been released from Lincoln County Hospital on Monday night.

She suffered bites from what police believe to be a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and a suspected broken arm while intervening in a fight between two dogs.

Following the second dog attack incident, police destroyed the dog with the consent of the owner.