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Two males set Pitbulls on man walking alone in Portadown

Police in Portadown are appealing for information following the report of an assault in Bridge Street.

Constable Catherine McTaggart, Craigavon Response, explained: “Around 3.44am on Sunday, 30 August a 39 year old man was walking along Bridge Street when two males started shouting at him. The two males had two pitbull type dogs with them and let them off their leads. The males then approached and attempted to punch the man before putting the dogs back on the leads and walking off.

“The first male is described as being in his 40s, around 175cm tall, of medium build with short, light coloured hair and was wearing a white, short sleeved shirt, black sleeveless jacket and blue jeans. He had a black pitbull type dog with him. The second male is described as being in his early to mid 40s, around 185cm tall, of heavy build with short, black hair and was wearing a long sleeve yellow or cream shirt and jeans. He also had a black pitbull type dog with him.

“We are treating this incident as a hate crime and I would ask anyone with information to contact us on the 101 number.”

If you prefer to provide information without giving your details you can contact the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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