Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident of assault that took place in Glemsford.
It happened on Thursday 23 August on the playing field at Tye Green where a dog walker, aged in his 60s, was walking his cocker spaniel down an overgrown public path. The spaniel was chased by three Staffordshire bull terrier dogs onto a playing field. The owner tried to intervene and the dogs became aggressive and, while making an effort to get to his dog, the male owner of the three Staffie dogs punched him in the face causing bruising to his face and jaw.
The suspect who assaulted the victim is described as a male, about five foot, eight inches tall, of slim build in his late teens to early 20s, with short fair hair and wearing jeans and t-shirt.
He was with a white male, aged six foot five inches tall, very slim build, in his late 20s to early 30s, with dark hair and jogging bottoms, while a third male with the other two was described as five foot eight inches tall, slim build in his late teens to early 20s.The three dogs are described as one large dark and tan Staffie with three legs, one was a smaller tan Staffie and a small black Staffie.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has knowledge of it should contact police on 101 quoting crime reference 37/49419/18. Alternatively contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.