Hunt after attempted robbery

POLICE are appealing for information following an attempted robbery in Chantry Park, Ipswich.At around 6.30pm on Tuesday a 20-year-old man was fishing at the fishing lake in the park.

POLICE are appealing for information following an attempted robbery in Chantry Park, Ipswich.

At around 6.30pm on Tuesday a 20-year-old man was fishing at the fishing lake in the park.

A man who had been sitting near to him for most of the afternoon approached him and asked him for some money which was refused.

The offender grabbed the man by the neck, pushed him to the ground and punched him numerous times whilst continuing to demand money. The offender's dog also bit the victim.

Following the attack, prior to walking away the offender kicked the victim's fishing equipment into the lake.

Police were called to the scene and the offender's dog was seen running loose in the park.

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The victim attended Ipswich Hospital where he received treatment for cuts to his neck.

The offender is described as a white male, 23-24 years with black hair, 5'10" tall, he wore a padded jacket and had a German Shepherd dog with him.

Anyone who has any information should call DC Ged Carlon at Ipswich CID on 01473 383133 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.