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Police continue to investigate a dog attack which has left a 22-year-old Lincoln woman with “horrific” injuries.

The woman was attacked by a dog in the Greetwell Quarry area near Outer Circle Road in Lincoln on the evening on March 9.

She was taken to Lincoln County Hospital with ‘life changing’ injuries to her face and, scalp and skull.

The woman was in surgery earlier on Monday and is now recovery.

After a search overnight, Lincolnshire Police captured the dog and put it in the kennels.

A 33-year-old man, the owner of the dog, has been arrested in connection with the incident. He is known to the injured woman.

Police say this man has been arrested on suspicion of offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act and also for affray.

The second offence comes from an incident on Keats Close in Lincoln, when police officers were attempting to seize a dog suspected of causing the injuries to the 22-year-old woman.

The attack happened in the Greetwell Quarry area off Outer Circle Road in Lincoln. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
The attack happened in the Greetwell Quarry area off Outer Circle Road in Lincoln. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Lincolnite spoke to Lincolnshire Police District Chief Inspector for Lincoln and West Lindsey, Stewart Brinn.

He said: “We received information that the dog may be at an address in Lincoln. Officers attended that address and a 33-year-old was present with an American Pitbull-type dog.

“An American Pitbull is what we call a prohibited breed and we arrested the man on suspicion of offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act and also for affray.

“We do believe that the two involved know one another.

“We get very few attacks where dogs attack humans. This is one of those incidents that is massively tragic and far reaching.”

Chief Inspector Brinn said that those walking dogs in the area should not have further cause for concern.

Anyone who witnessed the original incident or who may have any information regarding the dog suspected of being involved is asked to call the 101 non-emergency number quoting incident 521 of March 9.

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