Appeal for witnesses after woman is injured by dog in Hylands Park, Chelmsford

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a dog was reported as being dangerously out of control near Hylands Park, Chelmsford.

On Sunday January 31, the victim and her daughter were near the car park beside the café on the A414 when they were approached by a large dog, which was still on the lead.

The dog, described as being brown and white, and potentially a Mastiff-type breed, bit the victim on the elbow and knocked her to the floor.

She was taken to hospital for treatment to her injuries.

The dog’s owner, described as being a white man with brown hair who was over 6ft tall, did not stop to assist the victim. He left the scene accompanied by a woman and a young girl, believed to be around 9 or 10 years old.

Anyone who saw the incident, or who might recognise the dog or its owner based on the descriptions, should submit a report online at or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

You can also call Chelmsford’s Local Policing team on 101 and quote the crime reference number 42/18234/21.

Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or


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