Police appeal after assault in park

Published on: 30 May 2017

POLICE are trying to trace a dog walker after a man was assaulted at Emersons Green Park.

A 20-year-old man was walking home from an evening out when he was knocked to the ground, kicked and punched by two young men who demanded money and his phone. 

It happened just before 11.30pm on Thursday, May 11. 

The victim said he passed a group of four young men sitting on a bench on Emersons Green Lane and that they followed him before assaulting him near the playground at the park. 

He described seeing an “elderly” man walking what he said was a German Shepherd dog and officers are keen to speak to this man. 

The victim needed hospital treatment for concussion and injuries to his ribs and nose, but nothing was stolen.

The first attacker is described as a white man, aged about 18, about 5ft 6ins tall and stocky. He wore a grey tracksuit and a black balaclava and was carrying a kitchen knife. 

The second is a white man in his early 20s, 6ft 2ins tall and stocky. He wore a black tracksuit and had a distinctive scar running from his sideburn to his mouth. 

They were accompanied by two white men who were described as younger and smaller, who did not take part in the attack. 

Anyone with any information, especially the man who was walking his dog, is asked to get in touch online, or by calling 101, quoting reference 5217105373.

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