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  • 10 March 2014, 7:22

Dog Attack: Armed Police Catch Pitbull

A 22-year-old woman is in hospital with "serious injuries" after being attacked by a dog on the outskirts of Lincoln.

The attack happened near the city's Outer Circle Road in an area close to a quarry at around 10.30pm on Sunday.

It sparked a hunt using armed officers and a helicopter, with police warning local people to stay away from the area.

The animal was caught at around 1.30am and police confirmed the attack victim was not its owner.

Staff at Lincoln County Hospital had raised the alarm when the woman was admitted with her injuries.

It is the latest attack by what is thought to be an American pitbull-type dog.

Last month 11-month-old Ava Jayne Marie Corless was mauled to death by a dog believed to be of that species while in bed at a house in Emily Street, Blackburn, Lancashire.

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