Woman hospitalised after dog bite outside Monks Road charity shop

Police are investigating after a woman was bitten by a dog outside a charity shop in Lincoln, suffering injury to her hand.

At around midday on April 28, a 19-year-old woman was bitten by what’s believed to be a white Staffordshire Bull Terrior outside the St Barnabas charity shop on Monks Road in the city.

The owner of the dog is described as around 5ft 8in in height, unshaven, with discoloured front teeth, and wearing a sports jacket at the time of the incident.

A member of staff at St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice said that the young woman had been shopping in the store on Monks Road when a dog tied outside the shop and the passing Staffordshire Bull Terrior got into a scrap.

The woman left the store and was bitten. Staff then helped her.

The victim of the bite is reported to have been transferred from Lincoln County Hospital to Derby for surgery on her hand and is left with permanent damage.

A number of enquiries have been made in relation to this investigation and officers would like to talk to anyone who may have seen anything in relation to the incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident 152 of April 28.

Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The incident is the second dog bite to have been reported in Lincoln in April. A woman in her 20s required stitches after being bitten by a dog in the South Common area on April 19.