Woman attacked and robbed of her dog in Lowestoft

A 28-year-old woman was hit in the face and robbed of her dog as she walked along a Lowestoft street.

Police are seeking witnesses after the woman reported being robbed of her dog in Stanley Street about 8.20pm last night (Tuesday, March 1).

The 28-year-old was walking the Staffordshire bull terrier, which is brindle in colour with white paws, along the road towards the town centre when a man approached her from the opposite direction and said the dog was his.

A brief struggle ensued and the 28-year-old woman was struck in the face before the dog was taken from her.

The man – described as white, aged in his 30s to early 40s, of slim build with short hair that was spiky on top and greying at the sides, who had a Scottish accent, and was wearing a leather-style bomber jacket and blue jeans – then walked off with the dog.

The 28-year-old suffered pain to her face following the incident.

Police need to trace the man and are asking anyone who saw the incident or who has information about who he is, to come forward. If you can help please call DC 157 Woodham at Lowestoft CID on 01986 835300.

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