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POLICE have appealed for information after a 34-year-old man was assaulted while walking his dogs.

The incident happened on the seafront at West Beach, Central Parade, at Herne Bay.

Minutes earlier the victim had found a Staffordshire Bull terrier running free and took hold of the dog to see if it had any identity tags.

The offender approached him and starting shouting, pushing the man onto the beach before punching him in the face. The offender then left the scene with the bull terrier.

The offender is descried as a white male, aged between 30 and 40 and wearing dark sunglasses.

The assault occurred at around 11.30am on Thursday, August 11. Anyone who can assist police with their investigation is asked to contact PS David Brenchley at Canterbury Police on 01227 762055.

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