By Mitchell Clarke
A man has been attacked by a group of thugs after attempting to save his Border Collie from an unprovoked dog attack in Hallam.
The victim was walking on Harmer Road, near Alexander Street, at about 5.30pm on Monday 4 January, when an unattended dog began attacking his pet.
According to a statement from police, the victim was attempting to separate the two dogs when he was approached by a man and two women.
The trio allegedly assaulted the man before he was able to free his dog and flee the scene.
Both the victim and his pet suffered minor injuries as a result of the unprovoked incident.
The alleged offenders have been described by police as of Pacific Island or Maori appearance.
One of the men has been described as being in his mid-late teens with long dark hair. He was wearing a bright orange T-shirt at the time.Narre Warren police are appealing for any witnesses or those with dash-cam footage to come forward.
It’s believed a passing motorist slowed down and witnessed the assault but didn’t stop to render assistance.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Constable Fay at Narre Warren police station on 9705 3111 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.