Woman assaulted by fellow dog walker in Springbank area of Cheltenham
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Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was assaulted by a dog walker in Cheltenham at the end of last month.
It was reported that the victim was walking her dog in a field near Hayden Road in Springbank when she was verbally abused and assaulted by a man who was also walking his dog.
The victim stated that she was trying to call her dog back when she asked a man for help but had no reply. The woman got her dog and carried on walking when the man ran after and heckled her before swearing, spitting and hitting her in the face with a dog ball launcher.
The incident took place at around 3.30pm on Monday 31 October.
The man was described as being white, in his 60s or 70s and wearing a light-coloured jacket with black jeans. He is thought to regularly walk his Springer breed dog in the field.
Investigating officers are asking the man, anyone who knows of his identify or was in the field at the time and witnessed this to please come forward.