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Woman pushed to the ground and booted in the face ‘for not walking dogs on lead’

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A woman walking her dog was allegedly beaten up for letting them off the lead.

The victim in her 30s told police another dog walker objecting to her pets roaming freely and launched a brutal attack.

Northamptonshire Police say a man walking a small black and white dog, pushed the woman to the ground before kicking her in the face.

The assault in a village south of Kettering which left the victim with injuries to her face, has led to investigators asking for information from potential witnesses.

An appeal states the 'pale' suspect with a 'receding hairline' and 'distinctive eyes' is believed to be in his 60s, the Northants Telegraph reports.

A spokesman for Northants Police said: "Police officers are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted in Radnor Way, Barton Seagrave.

"The incident took place between 10.45pm and 11pm on Saturday, August 28, after a woman in her 30s was approached by a man at the junction of Radnor Way and Brampton Close."

He went on: "The man objected to the woman walking her dogs off the lead, pushed her to the ground, and kicked her in the face. As a result of the incident, the woman sustained facial injuries.

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"The offender is described as white and in his late 60s, with short hair and a receding hairline. He had distinctive eyes and a pale complexion. He was wearing a black jacket, denim jeans, and big boots. He was walking a small black and white dog.

"Officers are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident and has yet to come forward to do so as a matter of urgency. They would also like to speak to anyone who may have captured the assault on CCTV or dashcam footage."

Witnesses or anyone with information that could assist the investigation are asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting incident number 21000501470.

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