Dog walker left needing hospital treatment after assault in Great Yarmouth

Norfolk Constabulary police vehicle. Picture: James Bass.

Norfolk Constabulary police vehicle. Picture: James Bass. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2012

A dog walker was left in hospital with ankle injuries after he was assaulted in Great Yarmouth.

The attack happened just after 9am on Monday, June 13 on the junction of Barkis Road and Admiralty Road.

The victim, a man in his mid-40s, was walking his dog, had an altercation with a driver of a Ford Mondeo.

The driver left his vehicle and confronted the victim and then assaulted him before leaving the scene.

The victim was left with injuries to his ankle which required hospital.

It is believed several people were in the area at the time of the incident including some at the nearby bus stop and some who tended to the victim.

A man aged in his 50s, from the Great Yarmouth area, has been arrested in connection with this incident and has been released on police bail until Tuesday, September 6.

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• Anyone who may have seen the incident or anyone with information about the men involved should contact DC Tom Gibbs at Great Yarmouth Police Station on 101.

• Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via their online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org