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Crime Commissioner candidate bitten by dog
A CANDIDATE for the role of the region’s new Police and Crime Commissioner was bitten by a dog while out on the campaign trail in York.
Conservative Julia Mulligan was taken to York Hospital after the dog, believed to be an Alsatian, bit her finger when she pushed a leaflet through the letter box of a house in the Bishopthorpe Road area.
York Conservatives member Thom Wiseman was with Miss Mulligan when the incident happened on Saturday. He said: “She was just leafleting and had put one through a door and a dog got her finger and bit through it. It was a pretty deep bite.
“Luckily someone came to her rescue and bandaged it up.”
Mr Wiseman said she was taken to hospital but it is not known if the wound required stitches.
The owners of the dog were out at the time and Mr Wiseman thanked the neighbour for treating his colleague’s finger. He said he didn’t believe the attack to be vicious and said the police were not involved.
He said: “Usually you get dogs barking at you but usually never more serious than that.”
The elections for the Police and Crime Commissioner take place on November 15.