Police appeal for witnesses after dog walker assaulted in Charvil park

A FIGHT between two dogs escalated to the owners and now police are appealing for witnesses to an early-morning assault to come forward. 

The incident took place in East Park Farm Playing Fields, off Park Lane in Charvil between 8.30am and 9.30am on Saturday, June 29. 

Thames Valley Police said that the victim – a man in his 40s – required medical treatment following the attack. He had been walking his dog with a group of people through the field, which is behind both Charvil Community Tennis Club and Charvil Piggott Primary School.   

Another dog walker approached the group and the two dogs starting fighting. 

The victim and the man were then involved in an altercation.

Police said that one of the group who was with the victim managed to restrain the offender and calm him down. The offender then walked off and got into a black car.

The offender is a white man in his 40s, thought to be around 6ft 3ins tall and of large build. He had short, brown hair with short facial hair. 

He was wearing a light blue running T-shirt, dark running shorts and dark trainers.

Investigating officer, PC Andy Clark, based at Loddon Valley police station, said: “I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have any information to please come forward.

“I believe the offender got into a large black car that was similar to a people carrier and may have been a Vauxhall Zafira.

“Anyone with information can contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference ‘43190196991’ or make a report online.

“Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Phil Creighton

Editor of The Wokingham Paper, and has worked in local journalism for more than 20 years including the Wokingham Times, Bracknell Standard and Reading Evening Post. He's also written for computer magazines, The Baptist Times and, to his delight and probably not yours, interviewed several Doctor Whos.

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