Woman hospitalised after dog attack


Update (Weds 8th): The woman suffered life-changing injuries and remains in hospital at this time.

Police have confirmed the dog belonged to the woman who was attacked. The dog has since been euthanised.

As well as a police helicopter, the air ambulance attendance was called in response to this matter. Their helicopter landed at Goldsmiths Rec just before 9pm, but the woman was taken by road ambulance in the end.  

A woman has suffered serious injuries after being attacked by a dog in Crowborough last night (Friday 3rd).

Sussex Police were called shortly after 8pm to reports of a woman being attacked by a dog in the garden of a property in Hoadleys Lane.

Officers attended alongside South East Coast Ambulance Service crews.

A police spokesperson said:

The woman was brought to safety and taken to hospital with potentially life-changing injuries.

The dog was contained in the garden with the support of the National Police Air Service helicopter, and was later seized by officers.

Sussex Police


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  1. I want the public and the police to know that if a dog like bull terriers attack and will not let go, it’s no good hitting the dog it will only sink it’s teeth in deeper. Just get a stick or a blunt instrument and hold the tail of the dog and push it quickly into the back hole of the dog. This is not cruel and does make the dog let go immediately. The lady who was attacked in Crowborough on Friday May have had her arm saved if everyone knew this.


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