Dog seized by police after woman was mauled in Sheffield street

A dog has been seized
A dog has been seized
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A dog has been seized by South Yorkshire Police after a woman was mauled in a Sheffield street.

The dog was identified after officers were brought in to investigate an attack on a 31-year-old woman as she walked along Richmond Road, Woodthorpe.

The woman needed 40 stitches to her hand and face after at the attack.

She told officers she approached a stray Shar-Pei type dog to check whether it was wearing a collar.

South Yorkshire Police said she suffered ‘serious scarring’ in the attack.

The owner of the dog believed to be responsible is due to be interviewed.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “A Shar-Pei dog has been seized as part of the ongoing investigation. The owner will be interviewed in the near future. Any further witnesses are welcome to contact us."

Witnesses or anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.