Dog walker punched in incident in King’s Lynn park

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An investigation has been launched after a dog walker was injured when he was assaulted during an altercation in a Lynn park.

Police say the 18-year-old male victim was walking his Springer spaniel in the Walks, near the Red Mount chapel, at around 10.30am on Thursday when the incident happened.

A Norfolk Police spokesman said the spaniel approached another dog, sparking a verbal argument between the two owners.

She added that, shortly after that, shortly after that, a third man approached the pair from the direction of the football ground.

He punched and threatened the victim, who sustained minor injuries as a result.

He then ran off, heading back towards the football ground.

The attacker is described as white, in his mid-40s, 5’9” tall and of stocky build.

He is also said to have been wearing a grey hooded top at the time.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has information about it, is asked to contact PC Pete Burt, of Lynn police, via the non-emergency 101 number.

Witnesses can also contact Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555111 with any information.