Police have issued an appeal for information in connection with an alleged assault on a farmer in a field in the UK.
According to a spokesperson for Purbeck Police, at approximately 5.30 pm on Tuesday, September 6th 2022, a farmer entered a field in a vehicle near East Burton Road and saw a dog chasing after sheep.
The farmer used his vehicle to protect the sheep and attempted to move the dog – described as a Doberman-type with black pointed ears – away.
The police spokesperson said:
“It is reported that the male dog owner approached the farmer and assaulted him. When the offender let go, the victim told the man to get his dog under control.”
The police spokesperson said the male took the keys to the victim’s vehicle and continued to assault him. The statement added that he eventually stopped and left in the direction of Wool bridge.
Police are carrying out a number of enquiries to identify the offender.
“The dog owner is described as white, approximately six feet tall, and of stocky build with a bald head and a beard.”
“He was wearing a grey hooded top with a basketball logo on the front, purple shorts and black sliders.”
Police Constable Max Vallance of Purbeck Police, described the incident as “distressing” for the victim.
He urged anyone who recognises the man and his dog from the descriptions to contact Dorset Police.
Furthermore, he reminded dog owners of the importance of keeping their dogs on a lead near livestock, as it can have “devastating” consequences.
Police have asked anyone with information to call 101, quoting occurrence number: 55220146239.
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