Updated: Broken jaw for dog walker after dispute

Echo: Broken jaw for dog walker after dispute Broken jaw for dog walker after dispute

A DOG walker suffered a broken jaw after he was punched in the face in a Rochford park.

The man, 55, who asked not to be named, but who sent the Echo a picture of his bruised face, was attacked in Cherry Orchard Jubilee Country Park while walking his labrador.

The punch left the man with a broken jaw and cheekbone and a dislocated eye socket.

The attack happened when the victim questioned a man after one of his two tan-coloured boxer dogs had bitten his pet.

The victim said: “My dog was on a lead and I thought nothing of it when the dogs came together initially although the boxer dogs were quite agressive in their manner.

“As we walked away I saw blood on his face and saw a cut which hadn’t been there before. I approached the man and said ‘your dog has bitten my dog’ and the next minute he had struck me.”

The victim then tried to confront his attacker. He added: “I had to know why he did it but got no answer. When I said I would be speaking to the police he just grunted and walked off.”

The attack happened in the park, off Cherry Orchard Way, at 2pm on Saturday.

The victim contacted the police and was taken by ambulance to Southend Hospital, before visiting a specialist at Broomfields Hospital later that day.

He will be visiting an eye consultant in the coming days.

On Monday a 58-year-old man from the Southend area was arrested on suspicion of assault and later released on police bail until February 26 pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information can call Pc Jack Sneath at Southend CID, on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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6:27am Tue 14 Jan 14

LeighCommuter says...

Slightly different from the initial report of a broken cheekbone. Wish you a speedy recovery and hope they catch the scumbag who did this
Slightly different from the initial report of a broken cheekbone. Wish you a speedy recovery and hope they catch the scumbag who did this LeighCommuter
  • Score: 15

6:40am Tue 14 Jan 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Just goes to show, never start a ruck
Just goes to show, never start a ruck Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -21

9:03am Tue 14 Jan 14

pembury53 says...

prosecute for GBH, destroy both muts, then send this clown the vets bill to greet him when out of nick then deport back north......
prosecute for GBH, destroy both muts, then send this clown the vets bill to greet him when out of nick then deport back north...... pembury53
  • Score: 9

10:40am Tue 14 Jan 14

Miss Southchurch says...

Leigh commuter - it may not be a broken cheekbone but you can see the man was badly injured! And, as so often lately, for no good reason.

Classic case of a dog taking after its owner...not much hope for these dogs is there??
Leigh commuter - it may not be a broken cheekbone but you can see the man was badly injured! And, as so often lately, for no good reason. Classic case of a dog taking after its owner...not much hope for these dogs is there?? Miss Southchurch
  • Score: 7

11:00am Tue 14 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

The whole dog issue is now becoming a massive public nuisance. Time to reintroduce dog licences and stricter controls and life bans for people who allow their dogs to attack other dogs and people and to cr@p all over the pavement without cleaning it up.

Some people just have a dog as some kind of status symbol or to beef up their hard man appearance.

I grew up with dogs but quite frankly was glad when I left home and didn't have any kind of responsibility for them any more.

Wouldn't have one as a gift now.
The whole dog issue is now becoming a massive public nuisance. Time to reintroduce dog licences and stricter controls and life bans for people who allow their dogs to attack other dogs and people and to cr@p all over the pavement without cleaning it up. Some people just have a dog as some kind of status symbol or to beef up their hard man appearance. I grew up with dogs but quite frankly was glad when I left home and didn't have any kind of responsibility for them any more. Wouldn't have one as a gift now. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 1

11:58am Tue 14 Jan 14

angryofessex says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
The whole dog issue is now becoming a massive public nuisance. Time to reintroduce dog licences and stricter controls and life bans for people who allow their dogs to attack other dogs and people and to cr@p all over the pavement without cleaning it up. Some people just have a dog as some kind of status symbol or to beef up their hard man appearance. I grew up with dogs but quite frankly was glad when I left home and didn't have any kind of responsibility for them any more. Wouldn't have one as a gift now.
Maybe reinstating the dog licence is a good idea, but would it be enforced. Observed Baz precinct on Sunday, two police and two PCOs standing chatting while two bull terriers ran around unleashed and another man standing nearby with a Pitbull, and yes I do know what a Pitbull looks like.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: The whole dog issue is now becoming a massive public nuisance. Time to reintroduce dog licences and stricter controls and life bans for people who allow their dogs to attack other dogs and people and to cr@p all over the pavement without cleaning it up. Some people just have a dog as some kind of status symbol or to beef up their hard man appearance. I grew up with dogs but quite frankly was glad when I left home and didn't have any kind of responsibility for them any more. Wouldn't have one as a gift now.[/p][/quote]Maybe reinstating the dog licence is a good idea, but would it be enforced. Observed Baz precinct on Sunday, two police and two PCOs standing chatting while two bull terriers ran around unleashed and another man standing nearby with a Pitbull, and yes I do know what a Pitbull looks like. angryofessex
  • Score: 3

12:53pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Tom from Southend says...

Bl00dy militant dog owners. They think we all love their dirty, s!tt!ing machines. Why do we have to put up with their running around, owners shouting, jumping at my kids, dog crap on the pavements and in our public spaces, off the lead and in some instances attacking people. If humans did this they would be locked up.
Bl00dy militant dog owners. They think we all love their dirty, s!tt!ing machines. Why do we have to put up with their running around, owners shouting, jumping at my kids, dog crap on the pavements and in our public spaces, off the lead and in some instances attacking people. If humans did this they would be locked up. Tom from Southend
  • Score: 9

12:56pm Tue 14 Jan 14

pembury53 says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
The whole dog issue is now becoming a massive public nuisance. Time to reintroduce dog licences and stricter controls and life bans for people who allow their dogs to attack other dogs and people and to cr@p all over the pavement without cleaning it up. Some people just have a dog as some kind of status symbol or to beef up their hard man appearance. I grew up with dogs but quite frankly was glad when I left home and didn't have any kind of responsibility for them any more. Wouldn't have one as a gift now.
agree with all that, but it's a bit more than a 'nuisance'........ over 6000 people a year are put in hospital out of over 200,000 attacks ! they should require the same kind of licencing as fire arms.....
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: The whole dog issue is now becoming a massive public nuisance. Time to reintroduce dog licences and stricter controls and life bans for people who allow their dogs to attack other dogs and people and to cr@p all over the pavement without cleaning it up. Some people just have a dog as some kind of status symbol or to beef up their hard man appearance. I grew up with dogs but quite frankly was glad when I left home and didn't have any kind of responsibility for them any more. Wouldn't have one as a gift now.[/p][/quote]agree with all that, but it's a bit more than a 'nuisance'........ over 6000 people a year are put in hospital out of over 200,000 attacks ! they should require the same kind of licencing as fire arms..... pembury53
  • Score: 7

2:12pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Russ13 says...

Tom from Southend wrote:
Bl00dy militant dog owners. They think we all love their dirty, s!tt!ing machines. Why do we have to put up with their running around, owners shouting, jumping at my kids, dog crap on the pavements and in our public spaces, off the lead and in some instances attacking people. If humans did this they would be locked up.
Quite agree!

This thug should get a custodial sentence for his actions.

If he's willing to resort to violence at the slightest bit of confrontation then I think it's fair to say his dogs probably will be the same.
[quote][p][bold]Tom from Southend[/bold] wrote: Bl00dy militant dog owners. They think we all love their dirty, s!tt!ing machines. Why do we have to put up with their running around, owners shouting, jumping at my kids, dog crap on the pavements and in our public spaces, off the lead and in some instances attacking people. If humans did this they would be locked up.[/p][/quote]Quite agree! This thug should get a custodial sentence for his actions. If he's willing to resort to violence at the slightest bit of confrontation then I think it's fair to say his dogs probably will be the same. Russ13
  • Score: 10

2:40pm Tue 14 Jan 14

The Stinker Returns says...

Some people become very protective of their pets, in the same way they do about their kids. Anyone who confronts such a person is likely to be on the receiving end of a very aggressive and unprovoked verbal or physical attack (as this unfortunate gentleman discovered). I once apprehended a young boy running around a pub with a glass bottle in his hand. A few times he had almost run into waiters carrying hot food and trays of drinks and he was becoming a danger to himself and others. I stopped the boy and suggested that it would be safer if he walk rather than run. He immediately informed his mother (rough, fat old bag) who proceeded to aggressively verbally abused me for "telling her son what to do when she was perfectly capable of controlling him". Nice.
Some people become very protective of their pets, in the same way they do about their kids. Anyone who confronts such a person is likely to be on the receiving end of a very aggressive and unprovoked verbal or physical attack (as this unfortunate gentleman discovered). I once apprehended a young boy running around a pub with a glass bottle in his hand. A few times he had almost run into waiters carrying hot food and trays of drinks and he was becoming a danger to himself and others. I stopped the boy and suggested that it would be safer if he walk rather than run. He immediately informed his mother (rough, fat old bag) who proceeded to aggressively verbally abused me for "telling her son what to do when she was perfectly capable of controlling him". Nice. The Stinker Returns
  • Score: 6

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