DETECTIVES from Staffordshire Police are appealing for information following a serious assault on a dog walker in Tamworth.
The victim was walking along a well-lit footpath that leads from Merganser in Wilnecote, running behind the back of Redwing and Avon, on Sunday 11 November between 5.20pm and 5.45pm.
The offender then struck the victim several times with an unknown weapon before making off toward Swallowhurst.
The victim suffered head and neck injuries.
Officers are particularly keen to speak with two men that were walking their dogs in the area and spoke with the victim just before the incident occurred.
Anyone who was in the area at the time or has any information that could help is asked to call email Matthew.Burton@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk quoting incident number 586 of 11 November.
You can also report information about crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
This incident comes just days after a dog walker was attacked on a canal towpath in Fazeley. You can read about that incident here.