Police release suspect description after dog walking woman grabbed by throat in Royston assault

The woman was grabbed by the throat in the Royston attack

The woman was grabbed by the throat in the Royston attack - Credit: Archant

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.

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