A dog walker attacked a woman in a Brighton park after she pointed out that dogs were not allowed in the children’s play area, Sussex Police said today (Thursday 25 May).
The force said: “Officers are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted in a children’s play park in Brighton.
“The incident took place shortly after 4.15pm on Wednesday (24 May) in the park at the end of Goodwood Way.
“The victim, a 36-year-old local woman, had gone to the park with a child where a man had let his two dogs off of the lead.
“The woman confronted the man, reminding him that dogs were not allowed in the park area and the two got into a dispute.
“The man then grabbed the woman’s neck causing her to fall to the ground and graze her knee.
“The man fled the scene before officers arrived and despite a search of the area he could not be located.
“The man is described as white and of stocky build. He wore black shorts but no top and had two dogs with him described as Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
“Anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the incident or may have seen a man matching the suspect’s description is asked to report online at https://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal or call police on 101 quoting serial 1054 of 24/05.
“Alternatively you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously via https://crimestoppers-uk.org/ or call 0800 555111.”