Officers were called by a member of the public at about 2.30pm yesterday (Thursday 18 November) to report an assault on a woman in Broomhill Park, Barnsley.
The woman, aged in her 60s, was approached by a man and reportedly struck to the face, before he left in the direction of the Old Moor Tavern. The woman then fell and hurt her head as she did so.
The woman received treatment from a Yorkshire Ambulance Service crew and was transported to hospital.
Acting Inspector Kevin Jenkins, from South Yorkshire Police’s Hoyland Neighbourhood Policing Team who are overseeing the investigation, said: “This is an awful incident which has left a woman needing hospital treatment and will not be tolerated."
Officers are now seeking to identify the man involved. He is described as white, about 5ft7in tall, of medium build and aged in his early 40s. He spoke with a local accent and was wearing a black hoody and jeans. He had a brown Staffordshire bull terrier with him.
If anyone was in the area at the time and saw or heard anything suspicious, or has CCTV footage which may have captured the incident occurring or where the offender left in the direction of, they are asked to call 101, quoting incident 432 of 18 November.
A/Insp. Jenkins added: “We are now acting quickly to try and find the man involved. If you have any information which can help the investigation, no matter how insignificant you think it may be, please get in contact and help us to find him.”
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