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Girl and pet hurt in Reading park dog attack

A 14-year-old girl and her pet dog were wounded in an attack by another dog.

The teenager and her Jack Russell terrier were bitten while walking with another girl on Wilson playing fields, August End, Reading, on Sunday evening.

The girl was treated for puncture wounds while her dog, which had wounds to the rear of its body and injuries to a paw, needed emergency treatment.

Police want to trace a woman who is thought to be the owner of a Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog.

She was described as white, aged in her late 20s, of medium build and about 5ft 6ins tall.

'Disturbing situation'

She had brown hair tied in a bun and was wearing a grey tracksuit top and grey tracksuit bottoms.

She was with a girl, aged six, with strawberry blonde hair, who was wearing pink tracksuit bottoms and a grey hooded jumper.

Pc Katie Holyome said: "This is a very disturbing situation which has left the two young girls very distraught.

"It is also concerning that a dog of this nature is allowed to roam in a park off a lead.

"It is very important to locate the owner and dog in order to prevent this happening again."

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