Police want to trace the owner of a large dog which attacked a Penrith woman while she was at a popular tourist attraction near Penrith.

It happened in the courtyard area of Lowther Castle at 1pm, on Monday, October 2.

A police spokesman said: "A 50-year-old woman was bitten by the dog to the face and hand, causing injuries which required stitches.

"The dog was an American Akita type, with a jet black face, a white chest, and a dark body."

Police have issued the following description of the two men who were with the dog.

One was white, in his 20s, about 6ft 1ins tall, with a slim build, and he was wearing a grey hoodie. The second man was white, in his 40s, 6ft 1ins tall, and with a medium build.

Police are appealing for information from anybody who can help them identify the dog and its owner.

Call 101 if you can help.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.