Owner of ‘aggressive’ Staffie dogs punched older man while walking cocker spaniel in Suffolk park

PUBLISHED: 15:08 29 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:08 29 August 2018

The incident happened near the recration ground off Tye Green in Glemsford Picture: GOOGLE

The incident happened near the recration ground off Tye Green in Glemsford Picture: GOOGLE


The owner of three “aggressive” Staffordshire bull terriers is reported to have punched an older dog walker in the face after an incident in a Suffolk park.

The victim, a man in his 60s, was walking his cocker spaniel on the playing field at Tye Green, Glemsford, when the assault is alleged to have happened.

His spaniel was chased by the three Staffies and he tried to intervene. However the Staffies are then reported to have become aggressive. While he tried to get his dog, the man who owned the Staffies is said to have punched him in the face causing bruising to his face and jaw.

The suspect is described as around 5ft 8ins tall, slim and in his late teens to early 20s, with short fair hair. He was wearing jeans and a T-shirt.

He was with a white man, who was around 6ft 5ins tall, very slim and aged in his late 20s to early 30s, with dark hair and jogging bottoms.

A third man was with the other two was described as 5ft 7ins tall, slim and aged in his late teens to early 20s.

One of the Staffies was large, dark and tan with three legs, one was a smaller and and another was small and black.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has knowledge of it should contact police on 101 quoting crime reference 37/49419/18. Alternatively contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at


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