An unprovoked attack in Auckland has left police appealing for help in locating the offender after a dog-walker was kicked in the head, knocking him out and breaking his jaw.
The incident took place at the Kakamatua Inlet in Cornwallis on Sunday June 1 at approximately 10:30am.
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The victim was walking his dog when his canine ran toward two boys who also had a dog with them.
When the victim caught up with his dog and bent down to place it on its lead, he was kicked in the head by another man, in what police describe as an "unprovoked attack".
The victim received a broken jaw and required treatment in hospital.
Police are now appealing to the public for any sightings of the man who was with the two boys. He is described as caucasian, around 40 years of age, with dark hair and a heavy build.
One of the boys with him was around 8-10 years of age and both boys had blond hair.
While their dog is described as a golden, curly-haired dog, similar to a Labradoodle breed.
Police would like anyone who may know this group to contact us by phoning Henderson Police on 09 839 0600.
You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.