Appeal to trace dog walker following incident in Chelveston


POLICE are appealing for a dog walker to contact them following an incident at the Chelveston renewable energy farm (known locally as the former American air base), in which an elderly woman and her dog were injured.

The incident took place between 7pm and 7.30pm on Monday, August 17, when a woman in her 70s and her husband, parked in a layby and put their dogs on their leads.

They heard someone call out to another dog, and stood next to the car to let them pass.

However, a black dog, described as a Staffi-cross, came out of a nearby field and knocked the woman over.

It then attacked one of her dogs, which sadly had to be put down following the incident.

The owner of the dog pulled it off the woman’s dog and put it on a red lead.

She gave them her name and mobile number, but they have been unable to contact her.

The dog walker was white and in her late 30s to early 40s, with short brown hair and tattoos. She wore black leggings and a T-shirt. She was with two men and a brown and white Spaniel-type dog.

Officers investigating the incident are appealing for her or anyone who may recognise her or the description of the dog, to get in touch.

Anyone with information is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting reference number 20000434448. Or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.