Police hunt man who threatened to cut fellow dog-walker

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Police want to speak to any witnesses of the incident at Highcliffe

A MAN threatened to “cut” a fellow dog walker while holding what appeared to be a knife at Highcliffe.

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Police have launched an investigation into the incident which took place as the victim, a man in his 20s, walked his German shepherd dog on the clifftop near Beacon Drive around 7pm on Wednesday 16th September.

He approached a man walking in the opposite direction with a small brown dog, which was the size of a Jack Russell and was wearing a green harness.

The victim recognised him from previous incidents in which his pet had been aggressive to the smaller dog.

A verbal altercation took place as they approached each other and, as the victim went to walk away, he turned back and saw the suspect holding a black item three to four inches long which he believed was a folding knife. The man then threatened to “cut” him.

The suspect is described as white, tanned, in his 50s, about 5ft 9in tall, average build, with fair, short, balding hair and stubble. He was wearing a navy blue T-shirt and shorts.

Police community support investigator Richard King said: “We are making enquiries to try and identify the man involved in this incident and I would urge anyone with information that may assist our investigation to please come forward.

“I am also keen to speak to any witnesses, particularly a woman who was seen by the victim shortly after the incident and may have witnessed what happened.”

Those with information should contact Dorset officers on 101, quoting crime reference number 55200139924, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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