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Dog walker assaulted in Haverhill

Police are appealing for witnesses and trying to trace two members of the public, after a man in his 60s was assaulted whilst walking his dog in Haverhill.

The incident occurred at around 4.45pm yesterday afternoon, at the floodpark next to the A1307.

The victim was out walking his dog, when he was approached by another man who began to argue with him and when the victim tried to get past this man he was assaulted.

Suffolk Police is appealing for witnesses to the attack
Suffolk Police is appealing for witnesses to the attack

The victim does not fully recall what took place, but suffered a facial injury that required hospital treatment and this injury is consistent with being struck to the head.

The only description of the suspect is that he was male and accompanied by a woman.

Officers are keen to trace two men that the victim has a recollection of coming to his assistance as they may be able to help with their enquiries.

The two members of the public - or any other witnesses - are asked to contact Haverhill Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 quoting reference 34793/19, or by providing an online update via the constabulary website: www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us/existing-report-update

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their online form: www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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