69 year-old assaulted whilst walking his dog in Ayr


Police Scotland are following enquiries and are now appealing for information from the public after a 69 year-old man was assaulted whilst walking his dog in Ayr.

Around 6:50pm on Thursday 12 May 2016, the 69 year-old man, who is registered blind, was out walking his dog with two friends in a field near Heathfield Road when he was struck by a man riding a trail-bike.


Before the assault took place, the motorcyclist circled round the group a few times as they were walking their dogs. The biker then drove past the 69 year-old man and assaulted him, causing him to fall to the ground.

The suspect then shouted at the group before driving off towards a footbridge leading to Lochside Road.

The elderly man was badly shaken and received cuts and bruises but did not require hospital treatment.

The suspect is described as wearing dark-coloured leather clothing and a dark-coloured helmet with the visor down.

Constable Callaghan of Ayr Police Office is continuing his enquiries and appealing for information. He said:

“Enquiries are continuing to trace the man responsible for this attack and I would urge anyone with information that may assist our investigation to contact Ayr Police Office through the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively CRIMESTOPPERS can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”


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