Woman 'punched in face' after dog attack at popular beauty spot

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Woman 'punched in face' after dog attack at popular Devon beauty spot -Credit:GoogleMaps

A dog walker was reportedly 'punched in face' after a dog attack in Plymouth. Devon and Cornwall Police has confirmed an incident happened around 2.30pm on Saturday, May 4, near the café on Admiralty Road, Stonehouse.

PlymouthLive reports a large white and black dog attacked a smaller dog - perhaps a dachshund cross - which was being walked by its female owner. The woman tried to ward off the larger boxer-type dog with her foot, sparking a heated argument with the other dog's owner.

Another woman stepped in to intervene, suggesting that the owner of the boxer-type dog leash the pet as it seemed they could not control it. Things escalated as another woman, thought to be known to the boxer dog's owner, began verbally abusing the woman who had intervened.

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Further insult was hurled before a bag of chips was reportedly tossed at the woman who intervened, and allegedly, she received a punch to the head. Luckily a bystander stepped in, and the dog owner and her friend left the scene.

A spokesperson for the force said: "Police are investigating a report of assault which took place in the area of Devils Point car park on Saturday 4 May.

"It was reported that at around 2.30pm a verbal altercation occurred between two people and that the victim then had chips thrown at her and was punched to the face."

If you have any information about the people involved, please call police on 101 quoting occurrence number 50240107027. Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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