Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Elderly couple attacked by dog in Edinburgh

A couple were taken to hospital after being attacked by a dog in Edinburgh, it has emerged.

The 71-year-old man and 65-year-old woman were walking in the north of the city when the incident happened.

The unrestrained dog - which was described as being a pit bull type breed - was with its female owner.

The couple, who had been walking their own dog at the time, were treated in hospital for their injuries, but were released the same day.

The incident happened at about 16:00 on Friday in the park at the junction of Boswall Parkway, Grierson Road and Boswall Drive.

The dog that attacked them was described as a male, tan-coloured pit bull type breed, with a strong muscular build and large head. It may have been wearing a leather harness.

Its owner was said to have been a woman aged between 30 to 40, 5ft 5in tall, with a large build, blonde hair and wearing a black parka style jacket.

PC Carolyn Cutter said: "This was an incredibly dangerous and terrifying incident and we are urgently seeking to trace the owner and the dog."