Northern Ireland

Dog walker assaulted in Carrickfergus

A man walking his dog was assaulted and left unconscious by another dog walker in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, according to police.

Police are appealing for information about the incident at Prince William Way in the town on 26 August.

Their appeal had been delayed due to the nature of the victim's injuries.

At about 18:30 BST a man walking his dog behind the leisure centre was assaulted and knocked unconscious by a man walking two Japanese Akita dogs.

The 43-year-old victim suffered a number of fractures to his face including his jaw and eye socket as well as severe bruising and possible nerve damage.

The attacker is described as being around 6'3" (1.9m) tall of medium build with bulging eyes.

He is believed to have been wearing blue jeans and a dark blue hoody.

Police want to speak to two women who tended to the victim shortly after he was attacked and anyone else who witnessed the incident.