Police are appealing for witnesses following an unprovoked assault in Redcar.
A 61-year-old man was out walking his dog on Coatham Common behind Redcar Leisure Centre at around 2.35pm on Saturday 9th November when he was approached by another man who attacked him in an unprovoked assault.
The victim suffered a cut to his nose which required eight stitches, two black eyes and swelling and bruising to his head.
The suspect, who was also walking a dog, is described as a white male, aged in his thirties, of stocky build and around 5ft 8” – 5ft 10” tall with short, dark hair. He was wearing a mustard coloured jacket which went to the top of his thighs and was walking a dark coloured dog, described as a long legged Staffordshire Bull Terrier type.
After the incident the suspect ran off down an alleyway between Sea Breeze Fish Shop and All Saints Church on Lobster Road.
Any witnesses to the incident or anyone who may know the identity of the suspect is asked to contact PC Shelly Mansell from Redcar Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.