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Pregnant woman rushed to hospital after suffering bites

Street dog attack on mum-to-be

03 March, 2016 — By Ella Jessel

A HEAVILY pregnant woman was rushed to hospital with a wound to her abdomen after being bitten by two dogs in Camden Town. Shocked onlookers said the woman tried to vault a metal railing in a road off Camden High Street to try and escape one of the animals – thought to be a bull terrier – and later heard her shrieks of horror. Police are investigating and say the case may be looked at as part of Camden Council’s upcoming review of rules on dog control. The woman, in her late 20s, suffered injuries to her legs, arms and face, as well as the wound to the stomach area, Scotland Yard said. Paramedics rushed to the scene in Mary ­Terrace on Thursday afternoon before taking the woman into the Job Centre for an initial check and then on to hospital. Police said her injuries were not life-threatening, although she is understood to still be in hospital. A woman, who did not wish to be named, ran across the road to help after hearing the woman shout out. She said: “I was walking up Camden High Street and I heard a piercing scream so I flew across the road and by the time I reached the hedges I saw a blonde head swinging. She was screaming really loud.”

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