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Dog saves woman from violent intruders

Posted on 24th April 2018

A woman from Derby has been saved from violent intruders, one of whom was allegedly wielding a machete, by her dog.

The terrifying incident occurred between 11.20pm and 11.50pm on Friday, April 13.

The 20-year-old victim opened the back door of her Reeves Road home when three men forced their way inside.

She was pushed to the floor, kicked a number of times and threatened with a machete before her dog confronted the intruders, allowing her to escape through the front door and run to safety.

One of the offenders threw a dining room chair in the direction of the victim as she left. The dog suffered a cut to its nose. Nothing was stolen from the house.

If you saw anything suspicious that night, or have any information, please call DC Kelly Edwards on 101 quoting reference 18000167136.

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You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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