Police are hunting for a man who pushed and verbally abused a dog walker in a row over dogs being on leads. 

Police are investigating after the incident in the Dedham vale area on Saturday, April 17, at around 11.30am. 

A man, in his 60s, reported being assaulted. 

The man and his wife were walking their dogs in a field between Dedham and Flatford when he was approached by another dog which was growling.

The man challenged the dog owner stating the dog should be on a lead.

The other dog owner, who was male, then became verbally aggressive, pushing the the man in the chest and caused him to lose his balance.

He then continued to be verbally aggressive.

Police want to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the altercation. 

The man who carried out the assault is described as being in his  late 30s, wearing shorts, had neck length dark hair with a bushy beard and was about 5 foot, 11 inches tall.

He was with a woman who was slightly younger and who had long, blonde hair.

They had what is described as a ‘husky type’ dog and two daschund dogs.

Anyone who knows who was responsible should contact Suffolk police, quoting crime number 37/19288/21 by calling police on 101. 

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