A WOMAN suffered a broken arm in a dog attack in North Yorkshire.

The woman in her 60s was walking her dog on Strongwood field, in the Eastfield area of Scarborough, when another dog approached and attacked the victim’s dog, causing cuts and lacerations, North Yorkshire Police said.

During the attack the victim was knocked to the ground, causing her to break her arm, the force added.

It happened at 9am on December 19.

Officers are conducting inquiries and are asking for the public's help to determine the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

The attacking dog was described as grey/brown in colour and its owner was a man, about 5ft 6ins tall, wearing a flat cap and dressed in grey.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should phone North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Joseph Schramm, or email Joseph.schramm@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk Alternatively, phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.