[P]OLICE are trying to trace witnesses of an assault in Lancaster.
At around 5.30pm on Monday 26 June, a man out walking his dog on Quay Meadow behind the George and Dragon pub when he came across a group of men sat on some benches in the company of two dogs off their leads.
The dogs become aggressive and the man told them to put the dogs on leads which then led to an argument.
One of the group squared up to the man and punched him, causing him to fall backwards to the floor.
Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the assault.
PC Jim Buddo from Lancaster Police said: “This was a nasty assault on a man who was concerned about two dogs showing aggression whilst off their leads.
“If you think you saw the group or the man being punched, please make contact with us.”
Anyone with information can call 01524 596621 or if they fail to get an answer, Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log number LC-20170628-0806. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.