Two people have been seriously injured following a dog attack in Boston.
A 41-year-old woman was walking her dog in Margaret Drive when it was attacked by another dog.
She suffered deep lacerations trying to defend her pet, which also received several bites.
An 80 year-old man who intervened to help suffered a facial injury, bites to his hand and a suspected fractured arm. Both victims were treated at Pilgrim Hospital.
The incident happened at about 3.20pm yesterday (Monday).
The dog involved, believed to have been a Staffordshire bull terrier, was contained in a police van and subsequently destroyed at the request of the owner.
Two people were interviewed at Boston Police Station in connection with the incident and enquiries are continuing.
Community Inspector Jim Manning said: “The actions of the intervening passerby undoubtedly saved the lady and her dog from more serious injury and he has been badly hurt himself as a consequence.
“I would like to extend my thanks, on behalf of Lincolnshire Police, for his courageous and selfless community spirit”.