A dog has been put down after attacking a woman in Mylor yesterday evening.
The 19-year-old had approached the female tan Staffordshire Bull Terrier after seeing it in the road and was concerned for its welfare.
But police say the dog then bit her and continued to try and attack even after the woman had managed to get back in her car.
She was taken to hospital where she had surgery on her leg.
Officers were called out by the distressed woman just after 10pm and carried out a search for the animal.
It was discovered in the early hours of this morning and taken to a vet where a decision was made to put it down.
The police are keen to trace the dogs owner and would like to hear from anyone who may be able to help. Please call 101 quoting log 860.