Police investigate after elderly woman injured by dog in Ranskill

An elderly woman is in hospital awaiting surgery after breaking her wrist and shattering her knee cap after being knocked to the ground by a dog in Ranskill.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 8:28 pm

Officers from Nottinghamshire Police are investigating the incident which happened at around 8pm on Saturday, March 27.

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.

The woman suffered a broken wrist, shattered knee cap and facial injuries.

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

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Witnesses said the dog was with a woman who was wearing a bright pink and orange anorak and a head torch. She was with a girl believed to be aged between seven and 10-years-old.

After the incident, the incident the woman and child, who are believed to live locally, called the dog and left the area. They walked from Station Road, along an alleyway which leads onto Cherry Tree Close.

Officers said they did not stop to help the woman, who remains in hospital awaiting surgery.

Anyone with information is urged to contact PC 3467 Mitchell by calling 101 Ext 3103467 quoting crime reference 21000173585.

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