Police search for man over assault report on dog walker near River Gipping

PUBLISHED: 15:40 24 November 2016 | UPDATED: 15:40 24 November 2016

The incident happened near the River Gipping in Ipswich

The incident happened near the River Gipping in Ipswich

Police are investigating an alleged assault in which a dog walker was kicked and punched.

The incident happened around 6.20am on Friday, November 18, when a 40-year-old man walking his dog along the path alongside the River Gipping near London Road was approached by another man.

The suspect asked about the breed of dog before he punched and kicked the dog walker.

The victim suffered a lump to his forehead, while the dog was not injured.

A Suffolk Constabulary spokeswoman said the man they are looking for is white, aged in his late 20s or early 30s and of slim build.

He was wearing black boots and carrying a bluetooth speaker at the time.

Anyone with information should call police in Ipswich on 101, quoting reference 66889/16.

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