A 64-YEAR-OLD dog walker was assaulted in a "violent attack" on a dismantled railway track in Wigan on Sunday evening.

Police were called by the ambulance service shortly after 8.15pm to Battersby Street in Ince where the man was assaulted on his way to heading towards a Morrisons supermarket.

The victim was tended to by paramedics but did not require hospital treatment.

The offender is described as a white man in his mid-30s, of a large build, around 6ft with a shaved head, wearing a blue t-shirt.

Police believe he was in the company of two children when the assault occurred.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are on-going.

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Constable Sean Goddard of the Wigan division said: “This was a violent attack on a defenceless man who was left understandably shaken.

“We are particularly keen to speak to anyone that was on or around Battersby Street at the time of the incident and may have heard or seen anything suspicious.

“I would also like to reassure the community that we are doing all we can to find the man responsible.”

If you have any information contact police on 0161 856 7124, quoting incident number 2,952 of October 20, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.