A WOMAN has been taken to hospital after she was attacked by a 'bully type' dog in Bothwell. 

The incident happened at around 10.40am on Friday morning in the Silvertrees area of the village. 

Cops confirmed the woman attended hospital for treatment following the attack. 

The extent of her injuries is not known. 

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A post shared on Facebook by Bothwell Post Office said the woman was attacked by a "bulldog/ bully type dog" while trying to protect her puppy. 

The post read: "A bulldog/bully type dog got off its owners leash and attacked a puppy.

"Whilst trying to separate the dogs,the owner of the puppy was bitten in the face.

"This happened around the Silvertrees area.

"Please be careful and alert all dog owners in the area."

An investigation into the incident is underway. 

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Around 10.40am on Friday, February 9, we were made aware of a woman being attacked by a dog in the Silvertrees area of Bothwell.

"The woman attended at hospital for treatment.

"Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances."