Man attacked by dog

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An elderly man has been attacked by a dog whilst on an early morning walk with his own pets.

About 4.30am today, a 65-year-old male from St Marys was walking his dogs around Shepherd Park, St Marys.

Whilst walking along Shepherd Street, he was knocked to the ground by a Rottweiler dog.

Once on the ground the man was bitten a number of times to the back of his head by the dog.

The victim’s own dogs came to his aid but they too were attacked.

The owner of the Rottweiler, a 25-year-old female, came from her house to give aid.

The victim was spoken to by police but declined any action.

The matter has been referred to Penrith City Council.

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