A TOTAL of 129 people were admitted to Salisbury District Hospital with wounds or injuries caused by dogs last year.

The treatment of three of those involved the amputation of fingers or parts of a finger, and six people had to have their lips repaired.

Of the 129, the biggest number - 52 - only needed an examination, but another 13 required stitches.

Three people needed operations on their nose and two on their ear.

The rest needed a variety of procedures such as tendon or muscle repairs. Some 13 of those admitted were over the age of 75.

The figures, which cover 2013, were released in a response to a Freedom of Information request.

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