Pensioner assaulted in Cheltenham park
A 70-YEAR-OLD runner was left with a cut head after being assaulted in a Cheltenham park.
The man was running through Montpellier Gardens, from the Promenade end towards the corner of Trafalgar Street, when he was forced to stop due to a small dog running around his feet, police said.
There was then an altercation between the runner and the dog owner before the pensioner was assaulted, resulting in a cut to his head which needed hospital treatment.
A spokewoman for Gloucestershire police said: "The offender is described as a white man aged in his early to mid twenties, about 6ft tall with a very thin build. He was wearing a brown hooded top with the hood up. The dog is described as a small staffie type puppy.
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If you have any information that could help officers with their investigation please call Gloucestershire police on 101 quoting incident 167 of September 16."
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The incident happened at around 9.30am on Sunday September 16.