Pensioner attacked by rogue dog

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A 78-year-old Kilsyth woman was rushed to hospital after she and her Jack Russell terrier were attacked by a “Staffordshire mix” dog on Tuesday,

The terrifying incident allegedly happened at around 2pm as the woman was walking her pet along Kilsyth’s Johnstone Avenue at the junction with Howe Road.

The owner of the dog which launched the attack is described as a woman in her 20’s, around 5 foot 5 in.

She has a medium to stocky build, with dark brown hair which was tied back, and wore a red hooded top.

The dog is light brown in colour with a white breast and white patches on its head. It was wearing a blue or black harness.

PC Nikki Collison of Cumbernauld Police Office, said today: “Clearly this was a very distressing incident for the elderly woman, who was shaken and upset not only by her own injuries, but by the injuries sustained to the Jack Russell.”

“The injuries could have been a lot more severe and so it’s imperative that we trace the owner and the dog responsible.”

“Our enquiries into the incident are ongoing. I would ask that anyone who was in the area of Johnstone Avenue who may have witnessed this incident to please get in contact.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbernauld Police office on the non-emergency number 101.