Police appeal for witnesses following a serious assault in Swanshurst Park

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West Midlands Police are appealing for witnesses and information following a serious assault in Swanshurst Park.

The incident occurred at around 1.30am on Saturday 19 August. A woman, aged 53, was walking in the park when she was attacked by a dog.

During the terrifying ordeal she was also racially abused and assaulted by a man who was with the dog.

He is described as white and of skinny build, he was approximately 5ft 9ins tall and was aged between 35 and 45. He had a narrow face, was clean shaven and had a pale complexion. He was wearing a grey tracksuit. The dog is described as a short haired German Shepherd, it was brown and black in colour.

The man and the dog left the park after the assault which left the woman with puncture wounds to her elbow and knee that required hospital treatment.

PC Adrian Graham from the investigation team at Stechford police station, said: “This was a really nasty assault which has left the victim very shaken. It’s very concerning that this man has used an animal to harm this woman in an unprovoked attack.”

“I would urge anyone who knows who this man is, or anyone who saw anything, to get in touch with me as soon as possible by emailing [email protected] or by calling 101 quoting crime reference number 20BE/176375Z/17.”