Breaking Crime Ditchling East Sussex

Police want to identify and trace this fisherman, who is alleged to have kicked a dog into a lake at Ditchling Common

Police want to identify and trace this fisherman, who is alleged to have kicked a dog into a lake at Ditchling Common.

Police want to identify and trace this fisherman, who is alleged to have kicked a dog into a lake at Ditchling Common.

At about 12.20pm on Thursday 14 May, an off-duty nurse was walking her dog, an elderly Labradoodle, by a lake at Ditchling Common Country Park near Burgess Hill.

A dog belonging to another woman jumped into the lake, whereupon the man started to shout and swear aggressively.

He then shouted at the Labradoodle too and kicked it twice causing it to fall down the bank into the lake. Thankfully the dog was not injured.

The man is the photo is described as white, in his forties, 5’10”, slightly overweight, with short dark hair, wearing a green jumper, combat trousers and black boots.

PC Michelle Holdstock said; “The woman felt frightened and intimidated by his behaviour.

“If you recognise this man, or if you are that man, please contact us right away, either online or by calling 101, quoting serial 545 of 14/05.”

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