Mugshot is­sued fol­low­ing dog walk at­tack

The Wokingham Paper - - NEWS -

AN e-fit im­age has re­leased of a man po­lice would like to speak to af­ter a woman was as­saulted while walk­ing her dogs.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened around 5.30am on Sun­day, June 3.

Po­lice said that the woman, in her for­ties, was walk­ing her dogs in wood­land near the junc­tion of Baird Road and Princess Ma­rina Drive in Ar­bor­field Green.

When she was op­po­site St El­gius Church she was ap­proached from be­hind by a man.

He grabbed her but she fought back and he was bit­ten by the dogs.

Both the vic­tim and the of­fender then ran away. Noth­ing was stolen dur­ing the in­ci­dent.

The vic­tim sus­tained scratches to her chest dur­ing the as­sault.

The of­fender, de­picted in the e-fit im­age, is white, be­tween 5ft 8ins and 5ft 10ins, of slim build, aged ap­prox­i­mately 30 years old, clean shaven and is de­scribed as be­ing East­ern Euro­pean.

He was wear­ing a navy or black hooded top with match­ing track­suit trousers, a black woollen scarf around his neck and lower half of his face, dark coloured train­ers and dark gloves.

In­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer De­tec­tive Sergeant Nathan Lam­pard, of Read­ing Force CID, said: “De­tec­tives are in­ves­ti­gat­ing this in­ci­dent and are keep­ing an open mind in re­la­tion to the mo­tive.

“I am ap­peal­ing for in­for­ma­tion from the pub­lic, specif­i­cally to any dog walk­ers who may recog­nise the de­scrip­tion or e-fit im­age of the of­fender as he may have been in the area on pre­vi­ous oc­ca­sions.

“Are you aware of any­body with un­ex­plained dog bites? Please re­port any in­for­ma­tion, re­gard­less of how in­signif­i­cant you think it may be, to po­lice.

“Peo­ple in the com­mu­nity may no­tice uni­formed po­lice of­fi­cers in the lo­cal area in the next few days ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses and work­ing to lo­cate the of­fender.

“Any­one who has any in­for­ma­tion, or recog­nises the man in the e-fit im­age, can ap­proach and speak to an of­fi­cer or call 101, quot­ing ref­er­ence ‘43180167220’, or contact Crimestop­pers anony­mously.”

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