Peterborough dog walker seriously hurt in vicious assault in alleyway

A dog walker was seriously hurt after being viciously assaulted in a dark alleyway in Peterborough.

Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 4:09 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 4:10 pm
Police

The victim was walking his dog at 9pm on 13 January down an alleyway between houses in Crowhurst when he was attacked by a man with an extendable baton.

He was hit more than 20 times, which resulted in serious injuries.

The suspect is described as 6 foot, of stocky build and wearing all black, including a black hooded jacket, black trousers, black trainers and black gloves.

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DC Andrew Donaldson, who is investigating, said: “This was a particularly nasty and seemingly unprovoked attack on a man who was just minding his own business.

“An interesting point of note is that the victim’s dog chased after the suspect and may have bitten him on the leg.

“I would urge anyone who may have any information to contact police.”

Anyone with information regarding this incident should call police on 101 quoting 35/3194/20 or visit www.cambs.police.uk/report. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.