Police on the Isle of Wight are appealing for witnesses after a woman was attacked and bitten by a dog in Ryde.
The woman was walking her Chihuahua along Appley Walk, close to Appley Tower, and passed a dog that looked like a Boxer breed, which was tethered to a pole.
As she walked passed the tethered dog, at around 3.30pm on on Monday February 15, it was able to break free and took hold of the Chihuahua in its mouth.
The woman immediately went to retrieve her dog and suffered a bite to her lip. Her Chihuahua suffered no lasting injuries.
The dog is described as being brindle in colour, was tethered to a blue/red lead and wearing a black collar.
Police Constable Dave Hughes said: “Where you at Appley Tower at the time of the incident? Did you see what happened or do you know who the owners of the dog are?
“Anyone with information should call us on 101, quoting 44160067671, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
“We would also like to take this opportunity to remind all dog owners to be responsible when walking their dogs in public and to ensure they are under control at all times.”