Dog walker is attacked in park

A DOG WALKER suffered serious facial injuries after being assaulted in parkland in Dewsbury.

The offence was only reported to the police at the weekend but occurred in the early hours of Monday June 8.

The 26-year-old victim was walking his dog on the rugby field at Crow Nest Park between midnight and 1am when a dog attacked his pet.

As he tried to prise the animals apart he was struck to the side of the face with an unknown object, causing him to lose consciousness. He suffered serious facial injuries including a fractured eye socket and a broken cheekbone.

DC Richard Grace, of Kirklees District CID, said: “Unfortunately given the nature of this attack we don’t have any description of the suspect.

“The dog involved in the attack on the victim’s dog was a large, black, short-haired Mastiff-type and we presume this belonged to the suspect.

“Some time has passed since this assault but we are hopeful that someone may recall something from that night which could help our ongoing enquiries.

“We are also keen to speak to anyone who has seen a dog matching this description being walked around this area at another time who might be able to assist with further information about the dog’s owner.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Kirklees District CID on 101.

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