POLICE are appealing for information after a woman was attacked by a boxer dog in Colchester.

The victim – a Colchester woman in her 40s - was walking her dog on a recreation ground near Abbots Road when she was attacked by a tanned boxer dog which was not on a lead.

She suffered bruising and a cut to her right shin.

The boxer is believed to have been with a skinny woman, who is described as having olive skin and long dark hair with some red in it.

She wore a black jacket and was with another woman who was walking two westie type dogs.

The incident happened at about 1.50pm on January 30.

Anyone with information should contact PC Ben Towers at Colchester police or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.