Appeal for witnesses following assault (Stoke Gifford)

Police are appealing for information after a woman was assaulted while out walking her dogs on boxing day in Bristol.

At around 12pm on Saturday, December 26, the victim, a 44 year-old woman, was walking her two dogs in the field area on Hatchet Road, Stoke Gifford when she was approached by a group also walking their dogs.

A dispute broke out between the victim and the group and then, its alleged, that a woman within the group assaulted the victim.

The suspect is described as a white female or around 5ft 3ins tall, with short dark hair and wearing a headband, black glasses and a mushroom coloured jacket. It’s believed that the suspect’s dog was of auburn colour.

Anyone who may have been in the area at the time and who may have witnessed the incident or anyone who may have information in relation to this is asked to contact police in Staple Hill on 0845 456 7000. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Source: Avon and Somerset Police