Owner of dog which injured elderly woman in Ranskill has come forward

An update has been issued after an elderly woman broke her wrist and shattered her knee cap after being knocked to the ground by a dog in Ranskill.

Monday, 5th April 2021, 11:23 am

An elderly couple were walking their dog near the train tracks in the village when a grey coloured dog, similar to a greyhound, ran towards them before it knocked the woman to the ground.

A Nottinghamshire Police spokesman said: “On March 30, a person contacted Nottinghamshire Police to report that they were involved in the incident whereby their dog had caused injuries to the victim.

“This report was not provided to the officer in case and a subsequent public appeal was created.

The incident happened in Ranskill on Saturday, March 27. (Picture: Google)

“PC 3467 Mitchell wants to inform the community that the person who owns the dog responsible did in fact come forward voluntarily prior to the appeal going live.

"The owner, the family and the police are all working together to resolve this incident and would like to thank the community in their willingness to share this information.

“This incident has been shared many times through social media but I would like to advise people that any offensive, threatening or inflammatory content directed to any person involved in this case will be dealt with accordingly.

"This is a sensitive incident which is now being resolved as a result of the owner coming forwards voluntarily. The victim has thanked everyone who has wished her well and shown a willingness to help but now hopes this can be left with the respective parties to resolve amicably.”

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