Police identify man after dog walker injured after attack

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A man has been identified after an incident in Pakenham (file photo) - Credit: Archant

A man has been left with injuries to his chin after being punched following an altercation on a dog walk near Bury St Edmunds. 

Police have identified a man wanted in connection with an incident of theft, actual bodily harm and criminal damage, which happened at about 4.45pm in Fen Road, Pakenham, on Saturday, March 26. 

A spokesman for Suffolk police said the male victim, who is aged in his 50s, and the suspect were out walking their dogs.

The suspect expressed concern that the victim didn’t have his dog on lead and proceeded to be verbally abusive to the victim’s sister.

The victim then intervened and was punched, causing an injury to his chin.

The victim and suspect then had a scuffle, with the suspect removing the victim's phone from his rear pocket – damaging it in the process.

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