Christchurch, Crime, Latest News | Posted: Thursday, September 17th, 2020 at 7:57 am | return to news

Woman punched in the face while dog walking in Christchurch

It’s been reported that a local Christchurch woman aged in her 20s was punched in the face whilst out walking her dog on the field near to the cricket pitch at Stanpit Marsh.

Her pet approached a white Westie-type dog and its male owner shouted to the woman to get her dog away, before allegedly kicking it. He then approached the victim and it is reported that he punched her in the face. She sustained bruising and mild concussion and attended hospital for treatment.

The incident happened on Thursday 10 September at around 10.45am and the man is described as white, aged in his late 60s or early 70s and around five feet eight inches tall with a large stomach, short white hair and stubble. He was described as wearing white trousers and a maroon-coloured top that was rolled up at the sleeves.

Police Constable Matthew Budd, of Christchurch police, said, “This incident – which occurred in front of her young child – has left the victim feeling very distressed and I am appealing to anyone who was in the area and witnessed what happened to please get in touch.

“I am also keen to hear from anyone who recognises the man and his dog from the description given.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200136126. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call freephone 0800 555 111.

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