POLICE have re-issued an appeal after a woman was bitten by a dog on a train between Hartford and Crewe.

British Transport Police (BTP) are appealilng for information after the incident, which happened at 4pm on May 29 on board the London Midland service from Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street.

The victim, a 43-year-old woman from the West Midlands, was on the train with her dog, when they were attacked by a small terrier belonging to another passenger who boarded the train at Hartford.

PC Mel Dodd, investigating for the BTP, said: “We originally issued this appeal a few weeks ago, but sadly have been unable to trace the person responsible.

“As a result of the incident the woman suffered a bite to her left leg whilst her dog, a West Highland Terrier, suffered several bite wounds and received treatment at the vets.

“The attack was sudden and frenzied and left the woman, her dog, and other rail passengers extremely shaken.”

PC Dodd added: “I am now calling on anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

“In particular I would like to speak to a woman, captured on CCTV, who I believe has vital information in relation to the attack.”

Anyone who recognises the woman or has any information about the incident should call BTP on 0800 40 50 40, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.