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Public's help needed after dog walker found with head injury in Chard

Added on 05 August 2017 at 15:03

We’re appealing for your help following an incident which happened near to the reservoir off Chaffcombe Road in Chard (Friday 4 August).

A female dog walker has suffered a potentially life threatening head injury and is currently undergoing treatment in hospital.

The woman was with her dog at about 4pm last night, making her regular walk near the reservoir.

Other dog walkers heard a scream and found her with the injury.

She was taken to Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton before being transferred to Southmead Hospital in Bristol for specialist treatment. She remains in a critical condition.

We are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area around 4pm who may have seen the woman and her dog – a black Springer Spaniel. The white woman is in her mid-40s of slim build with long dark hair. She was wearing a beige coloured short sleeve tight fitting top, dark jeans and grey North Face training shoes with pink trim.

We are keeping an open mind about how the woman came to suffer the head injuries and are hoping members of the public, who were in the area at the time, will have useful information to help us piece together what happened.

Officers were in the area this morning to reassure walkers and dog walkers and receive any help or information, particularly from anyone that may have been involved in any incidents in the same area.

Anyone able to help is asked to call us on 101, quoting 5217178432

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