A WOMAN was bitten by a dog in Billericay.

The woman, who was from the area, was walking in Norsey View Drive when a large tan and white dog bit her on the leg.

She suffered bruising and a tear to her Berghaus coat.

The dog owner, who was nearby, was approached by the victim and gave incorrect details before walking away.

She is described as white, aged between 41 and 60 with auburn, shoulder length hair.

The attack happened just after 3pm on July 11.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Phillippa Mowling at Basildon police station on 101.