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Presenter bitten by dog at show

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Peter Purves said blood was spurting everywhere from a deep puncture wound

Former Blue Peter presenter Peter Purves has been taken to hospital after a dog bit his hand during a dog show.

The terrier became annoyed while having its teeth and coat inspected during the show at a garden centre in Norwich.

Purves was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for treatment to the gash on his hand.

Lynn Morris, from Notcutts garden centre, said Purves had to have stitches. He had been judging a handsome dogs contest when the dog bit.

Ms Morris said: "Peter was looking at one of the dogs to judge him.

"He was handling the teeth, the body and coat when the dog took exception to this and the next thing that happened - he bit his hand."

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Peter Purves said blood was spurting everywhere from a deep puncture wound




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