Hull: Victim attacked after going to aid of puppy
31 Jul 2015
Officers are appealing for witnesses after a man was punched to the head several times in the street between 10.35 and 10.45am today. (Friday, July 31)
The victim’s puppy had escaped in Hull’s Barnsley Street and he gave chase, grabbing the animal by the scruff of the neck to prevent it running into the road.
At that point a gold or yellow Vauxhall Corsa pulled up and a female passenger is said to have shouted abuse, accusing the victim of animal cruelty.
The male driver of the vehicle is then said to have got out of the car and punched the victim several times to the head.
The victim fell to the floor and the attack is said to have continued, before the suspect returned to his car and drove away.
It is believed the car circled the area a number of times before leaving the area.
The victim suffered grazing to his knuckles, hip, knees and shoulder as well as lumps and swelling to his head.
The suspect is described as white, between 33 and 38-years-old, 6ft 2" to 6ft 3" tall, with a muscular build. He wore a white or grey T-shirt, white chino-style trousers or cargo pants, with pale cavas shoes. He also had tattoos on both arms.
Anyone who may have seen the incident, or the vehicle in the area at the time, is asked to call 101, quoting log number 138 of July 31.