Eastbourne dog walkers’ dispute leads to assault

Crime news.
Crime news.

An elderly man was assaulted after a dispute between dog owners last week.

Police say that at around 9.45am on Wednesday (December 16) an elderly man was walking his dog on the promenade near the Sovereign Centre, Eastbourne, when he became involved in a dispute with another dog owner and was assaulted.

He suffered stiffness and pain in his neck for which he was treated by his GP.

The assailant was white, about 6’, in his 40s, and well-built. He was wearing a blue anorak and was walking two black French bulldogs.

PC Louis Thompson, of the Eastbourne neighbourhood policing team, said, “This was a nasty, unnecessary attack.

“We’re asking dog walkers, runners and anyone else who may have been in the area whether they recall seeing anything of the incident or a man walking what are two unusual and distinctive black dogs.”

Anyone able to help is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting serial 727 of 16/12.

Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers without having to leave their name on 0800 555 111, www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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