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Police hunt man after local dog walker attacked

John Freeman
Lancaster Police are trying to find a man who punched a dog walker in the face as he was walking his dogs up past Skerton Bridge and onto the grassed area behind Bridge House, Lancaster at around 6.00pm on Wednesday 11th March.

As the dog walker, who is in his 50s, walked toward a bin to dispose of his dog’s waste, a man approached him, shouting that the victim needed to pick up his dog waste.

He then brought out an orange-coloured mobile phone and asked the victim to smile whilst he took a photo of him - before punching him in the face.

The suspect, described as a white male with a shaven face in his mid 50’s, approximately 5’8” in height, medium build with a Northern accent, wearing a Black bobble hat, Black leather jacket and dark or black trousers, then walked off and urinated in nearby bushes.

The victim was left with a deep cut to his forehead that required stitches at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

Police are appealing to the public and the to the individual directly for information.