A woman in her 60s is hospital in a serious condition after a dog jumped up and knocked her over in a park in Epsom on Friday morning.

The victim is currently being treated for a fractured skull, and detectives are now appealing to the owners of the dog and witnesses to come forward 'as a matter of urgency'.

Surrey Police said the woman, who is in her 60s, was walking alone in Nonsuch Park on Ewell Road around 10:45am when the incident happened.

A medium-sized brown dog jumped up at her, causing the woman to fall on to the concrete path.

Three people were with the dog at the time of the incident.

The woman returned home around 11:45am, but was taken to hospital when she became unwell.

Police say she is currently being treated for a fractured skull, and her condition is described as serious.

The owners, and anyone who witnessed the incident, are now being urged to come forward to help the investigation.

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Detective Constable Kristian Baker, who is investigating the incident, said: “The people who were with the dog may not have any idea that the woman has been left seriously injured as she went home after her fall.

"However, we need to speak to them to better understand what has taken place and urge them to come forward as soon as possible. We would also like to speak to anyone else with any other information which could help us.”

If you have any information which could help, please contact us quoting crime reference number PR/45200100489 via: