Police release suspect description after dog walking woman grabbed by throat in Royston assault
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Police are on the hunt for a suspect who grabbed a woman by the throat in Royston, calling her ‘irresponsible’ for walking her dog off the lead.
The victim, a woman in her 30s, was walking her dog off the lead in Melbourn Road at about 11.30pm on Saturday, February 27, when she was approached by a man who grabbed her by her throat, calling her ‘irresponsible’.
The woman was shaken but uninjured.
The suspect is described as a white man, in his 30s or 40s, 6ft tall, with short dark hair.
He was wearing glasses, a white shirt and blue jeans and was in the company of three other people. He and the group walked away after the assault.
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The Crow reported the assault at the time, with the victim saying: “My dog is so friendly, and I can’t believe the man’s reaction. He must have done something similar before. I am trying to not to think about it too much, it was a really violent attack.”
Anyone who has any information is asked to contact PC Laura Hughes on 101 quoting crime reference number G4/16/158.
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Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.