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‘OUT OF CONTROL’: Dog jumps at elderly woman in Hemel Hempstead

 Published on: 8th July 2024   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following reports of a dog being dangerously out of control in Hemel Hempstead.

At around midday on Friday, June 28, an elderly woman was walking her dog in the field that can be accessed from Paddock Way.

The woman, who is aged in her late seventies, was approached by a dog that was off its lead before the animal jumped at her, causing her to fall to the ground. No injuries were sustained.

Shortly after the incident, the victim was helped by members of the public before the dog jumped at her for a second time.

The owner of the dog is described as a black man, around 5ft 10in tall, in his mid-to-late-twenties, and of a medium build with dreadlocks.

The dog was described as a brown, strong animal with a distinctive red and cream collar.

PC Jessica Gonzalez-Green, who is investigating, said: “Our investigation is continuing, and I am appealing for anyone with information to please get in touch.

“This incident has understandably left the victim shaken, and I would like to thank the members of the public who helped her at the time. If this was you, please get in touch. I am also appealing for the owner of the dog to come forward, along with anyone else who may have vital information.

“I can be contacted directly at”

You can also report information online at, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via the online web chat at or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/54738/24.

Alternatively, you can stay 100 per cent anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at

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