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Appeal for dog walker who interrupted assault

Eastleigh Police are searching for a man who interrupted an assault and attempted robbery.

A 61-year-old local man was walking his two small dogs along Hamble House gardens at 11.30pm when he was approached by three youths.

One of the youths punched the man between the shoulder blades, knocking him to the ground, before a second youth kicked the man's left shoulder.

A second man with a large dog approached the group and shouted: "What's going on?"

The three youths ran away in different directions.

The victim managed to return home where he collapsed, however his injuries were not serious as he received bruises and grazes to his face and knees.

Police want to speak to the dog walker as he could have vital information about the victim's attackers.