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Woman seriously injured in dog attack in Lincoln

A 22-year-old woman suffered serious injuries after she was attacked by a dog in the Greetwell Quarry area near Outer Circle Road in Lincoln.

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.

Woman left with ‘devastating’ injuries

At around 10.30pm on Sunday, March 9, staff at Lincoln County A&E notified police that they were treating a 22 year-old woman for serious injuries caused by a dog attack.

She suffered what has been described as “devastating” and “life changing” injuries to her face and skull.

In the attack, she suffered a serious injury to her scalp, injuries to her face and to her arm.

She remains at Lincoln County Hospital and is likely to undergo surgery later on Monday.

Police capture dog after attack

The entrance to the Greetwell Quarry area off Carlton Boulevard, an area popular with dog walkers.
The entrance to the Greetwell Quarry area off Carlton Boulevard, an area popular with dog walkers.

Trained firearms officers and a helicopter searched for the animal in the area on the outskirts of Lincoln overnight.

A dog, which police think is an American Pitbull, was found at around 1.30am and put in the kennels.

Police will need to carry out forensic tests to establish the exact breed of the dog.

The dog is described as a predominately white coloured male American Pitbull terrier type of animal.

Police searched the area on the right of the red marker. Map data: Google
Police searched the area on the right of the red marker. Map data: Google

The scene of the attack is believed to be in or around the old quarry which is located at the rear of Outer Circle Road, but an exact scene has not been identified.

Dog owner arrested

View of Carlton Boulevard from the Greetwell Quarry green area.
View of Carlton Boulevard from the Greetwell Quarry green area.

A 33-year-old man, who has been identified as the dog’s owner, has been arrested in connection with the incident.

The man will be interviewed later and tests are due to be carried out to confirm the breed of the dog.

Police say the dog is thought to be owned by “an associate” of 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.

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.