Attack baffles dog walker


A DOG walker at a Mentone beach was allegedly assaulted by another owner who accused him of kicking his dog, 6.30pm, Friday 9 March.

Detectives at Kingston CIU said the dog walker, a 48-year-old Cheltenham man, and his eight-month-old Labrador were walking up the ramp to the car park when an unknown man abused him, followed him to his car, and “began swinging punches”.

The victim’s T-shirt was ripped and he was punched in the head and kicked in the legs when he tried to flee along Beach Road.

He suffered severe bruising and swelling to his head, legs and arms in the attack.

Police urge anyone who saw the incident to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 14 March 2018

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