Oxford

Dog walker punched in unprovoked attack

Recreation park in Littlemore Image copyright Google

A dog walker needed hospital treatment after an unprovoked assault in Oxford.

He was walking in a recreation ground off Oxford Road in Littlemore just after 11:00 BST on Sunday.

Police said the offender verbally abused the 52-year-old victim before "repeatedly punching" him in the face.

The dog walker, who was left with a broken nose and cuts to the face, was treated at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Police are looking for a white man in his early 50s.

He had short brown hair and a tattoo half way down his right arm.

He was also walking a dog, believed to be a white bull terrier.

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