Serious assualt in Gloucester

16 August 2010, 12:09 | Updated: 16 August 2010, 12:31

Police are looking for witnesses after a man was knocked unconcious in Gloucester.

The incident happened between 11.30pm on Friday, August 13 and 12.20am on Saturday, August 14 in Derby Road.

It is believed a dog approached the victim, a 58-year-old man from Gloucester, before the dog walker assaulted him.

The victim lost consciousness during the attack and later attended Gloucestershire Royal Hospital with swelling to his face and cuts to his back, head and face.

The offender is described as a black man, approximately 30-35 years old, and around 6ft tall. He was wearing a dark t-shirt with a white collar. The dog is described as a light brown pitbull, possibly a puppy.

A white woman is also thought to have been present during the attack.

Police are urging anyone with any information about the assault to come forward. They can call 0845 090 1234 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident 10 of August 14.