Man hits dog with chain before striking woman at Irchester Country Park

His dog had attacked another before he was challenged

By Sam Wildman
Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 4:26 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 4:26 pm
Police are investigating.
Police are investigating.

A man hit a dog with a metal chain before assaulting a woman after his pet had attacked another in Irchester Country Park.

The incident happened just before 8am on Saturday (May 2) when a mother and her daughter were walking their dog in the gravel pit section of the park, adjacent to Gipsy Lane.

A man approached them with his dog, a grey Staffordshire bull terrier, which was off its lead and the dog began to attack the women’s dog.

The daughter challenged the man who then hit their dog with a metal chain before striking the woman across the face.

A police spokesman said: "The suspect is described as a white man in his mid-30s, about 6ft 2in, of skinny build, wearing blue shorts, a grey hoody and a cap.

"He had facial hair and a silver face piercing.

"Witnesses or anyone with information should contact Northamptonshire Police on 101."