A couple were viciously assaulted as they were walking along The Embankment with their three dogs in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Beds Police are appealing for witnesses following the attack which took place at just after midnight.
The female victim met her husband - who had just finished work – at the rear of the Magistrates’ Court.
As the pair made their way along the Embankment towards the Star Rowing Club with their three dogs – a Chihuahua, a Doberman cross and a Staffordshire bull terrier – they walked past a group of Asian males close to Riverside car park.
The group began throwing things at the dogs and when the couple challenged them they were subjected to verbal abuse and threatened by the men.
The victims began walking away from the offenders but as they did so the female was struck around the right side of her face which left a deep cut.
The victim’s husband tried to protect her but the group of offenders began assaulting both of them and repeatedly kicked the woman in the back after she fell to the floor.
The two victims managed to run away and immediately contacted the police who attended the scene and arrested a number of individuals.
Investigating officer Dawn Cooke, who is making enquiries into the assault, is keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the attack, may have witnessed it, or has any information.
Contact IO Cooke on 01234 275174.