POLICE have seized a dog that attacked a woman and her Springer Spaniel while they were walking.

The attack happened at the former Eccleston Park Golf Club site on Sunday evening, April 23. 

The dog, described as a "Bull Terrier-type", bit the woman and attacked the Spaniel at around 6.20pm.

It is understood the Spaniel was taken to the vets but sadly died as a result of its injuries.

Police say they have since seized the Bull-Terrier type dog and it is being assessed to determine the breed. 

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In a statement, a Merseyside Police spokeswoman said: "Officers have seized a dog following an incident in Rainhill on Sunday, April 23.

"We received a report that at around 6.20pm a woman was walking her Springer Spaniel dog on the field next to Two Butt Lane, when a Bull Terrier-type dog attacked the Spaniel and bit the woman on the finger.

"A member of the public helped free the Spaniel and restrained the offending dog. 

"Officers took the Spaniel to the vets where it received treatment for its injuries.

"Officers seized the Bull Terrier-type dog and it is being assessed to determine the breed. The owner will attend a police interview at a later date."

Police have appealed for any witnesses to the attack to contact them.

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