Dog walker attacked in Rotherham street

A dog walker was left with serious facial injuries after being attacked in a Rotherham street.

The 59-year-old man was attacked on Bawtry Road in Wickersley, at around 8pm on Saturday, December 22.

Bawtry Road, Wickersley. Picture: Google.

Bawtry Road, Wickersley. Picture: Google.

He was attacked near the footbridge, opposite Wickersley School.

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A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and has been bailed pending further enquiries.

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Officers said they were keen to hear from any witnesses who may have been in the area at the time and saw the victim, who was wearing a high-visibility jacket.

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Anyone with any information should call police on 101, quoting incident numbr 869 of December 22.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.