Ipswich: Woman assaulted after her dog is attacked in park

Bridge Wood in Ipswich

Bridge Wood in Ipswich

A woman was assaulted in an Ipswich park after her dog was attacked by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

Police have launched an investigation following the incident at Bridge Wood at 10.15am on Tuesday.

The 47-year-old female victim was walking two dogs in the park when a beige coloured Staffordshire Bull Terrier or similar type dog attacked one of her dogs.

The victim turned around and was then threatened by a woman, who grabbed her hair, damaged her glasses and assaulted her.

The victim sustained a cut to the face.

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The offender is described as a white woman, of a slim build, in her mid-20s. She had black hair in a ponytail style, and was around 5ft4ins. She was wearing a blue t-shirt, black cropped shorts and large sunglasses and she had three dogs described as Staffordshire Bull Terriers or a similar breed.

A white man with a dog was in the area at the time and is believed to have witnessed the incident. Police are keen to speak with him or anyone else who may have information by calling Pc Luke Swain from Ipswich on 101, quoting crime reference IE/13/2591 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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