Police appeal for help after dog fight leads to assault

IPSWICH: A man was assaulted after an argument between dog owners descended into violence outside a tea shop in an Ipswich park.

Police officers are today appealing for witnesses to the attack to come forward as they try to trace those involved.

On Sunday the dog owners clashed after their pets were involved in a fight between 3.15pm and 3.30pm.

The incident happened at the tea shop in Christchurch Park. A 42-year-old man was punched in the face suffering an injury to his nose.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said the “altercation began due to a fight between the dogs.”

As part of their investigations officers are today attempting to trace a group of two men and a woman who were seen with two Staffordshire Bull Terriers.

The first man, who is believed to be responsible for the assault, is described as white, in his 20s and around 6ft.

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He was wearing a blue T-shirt and jeans.

The second man is described as white, in his early 20s, of small build with short ginger hair. He was wearing a white T-shirt and jeans.

The woman is believed to be between 18 and 20 years old. She is described as being of medium to large build with dark hair. She was wearing cropped jeans and a light coloured top.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time, who saw or may have heard what happened.

If you can help police with their inquiries please contact PC Katie Leckie at the Ipswich Response Team on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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