Elderly couple attacked at Digley reservoir

AN elderly couple were attacked while walking at Holmfirth.

AN elderly couple were attacked while walking at Holmfirth.

The pair, both in their 60s, were terrorised when they visited Digley reservoir to walk their dog.

They had a run-in with two men who were also walking a dog, but were helped by another man also walking a dog.

The incident happened at 2.45pm on January 14.

The couple were approached by two men walking their own dog – a small terrier. The dog jumped up at the male victim, and the 66-year-old put his hand out to stop the dog jumping at him again.

One of the suspects then began shouting and swearing at the victims and attempted to punch the man in the chest.

The victim moved away and began to walk off, but the suspect jumped on his back, knocking him to the floor. A passing dog walker intervened and the suspects made off. The victims were not seriously injured.

Two men aged 63 and 31 were later arrested on suspicion of assault and public order offences and are currently on bail.

Police want to contact the dog walker who intervened. He was a white man in his 60s, well built and he was wearing a Cowboy-style hat. He was walking a Labrador dog.

Contact Pc Rachel Newsome on 01484 436855.

 
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