A dog owner was attacked by a man who demanded he gave him his pet.

Suffolk police is appealing for witnesses to the assault, which took place at a home in Rickinghall, south of Diss. 

A man let his dog, a French bulldog, into the garden at about 6.40am on Wednesday, October 25. 

The victim then spotted a stranger in his garden who said he wanted the dog. 

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A scuffle broke out and the victim was taken to hospital for treatment. 

The suspect is described as white, aged between 30 and 33, 6ft tall and of a stocky build with a ginger beard.

At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black tracksuit, black Nike trainers and flat cap with a chipboard front.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Suffolk police, quoting crime reference number 37/62337/23.