Police have stepped up high-visibility reassurance patrols after a dog walker was assaulted on a park.
The victim was walking her dog in Killisick Park in Arnold when she reportedly felt a thud on the back of her head and fell forward on her face. It is claimed she was then struck multiple times to her face.
The woman suffered facial injuries during the incident which happened around 7pm on Friday (14 January 2022).
Neighbourhood policing inspector Chris Jury, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We are working hard and pursuing lines of enquiry to find those responsible for this cowardly attack.
“While our enquiries into this isolated incident remain ongoing, we have increased our patrols in the park and surrounding area to provide reassurance to the public and show people that we are there for them. Our colleagues at Gedling Borough Council have also put extra neighbourhood warden patrols into the area.
“We are appealing for anyone who was in the area around the time and who may have seen or heard anything or may have any other information which could assist us with our enquiries to please get in touch with us.
“Our investigation is progressing to understand the motive for this attack and to get a clearer understanding of the circumstances.
“Thankfully assaults such as this are very rare in Arnold this type of incident is very much unusual and out of character for the park but I’d like to reassure people that we are treating it very seriously and we will continue to do everything we can to keep people safe.”
Anyone who has any information about the assault is urged to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident 603 of 14 January 2022, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.