A dog walker has reportedly assaulted a woman before stealing her mobile in Bushy Park.

The incident occurred near Sandy Gate around 11.15am on March 28.

Police say that the suspect is a man of around 35-40 years old, skinny build, brown-grey stubble and was seen in a black jacket and trousers.

He was walking his dog, potentially a greyhound or lurcher, black with a white chest patch.

During the altercation, he reportedly pushed over another female dog walker before stealing her phone.

The stolen phone was later found and returned to the owner.

Officers urge anyone with relevant information to contact them via email at Bushypark@met.police.uk or call 101, quoting CAD 2736/28Mar24.

A spokesperson for Royal Parks Police said: “We are appealing for any witnesses to an assault that occurred in #BushyPark on 28/3/24 at approx. 11:15am near to Sandy Gate.

“The altercation took place between two dog walkers, resulting in the male pushing over a female and then stealing her mobile phone.

“The phone was later recovered.

“The suspect was described as white, between 35-40 years old, F5’8 to F5’9, skinny build, brown/grey stubble. He was wearing a black jacket & black trousers.

“His dog was a greyhound or lurcher, black in colour, with white patch on chest.

“If you have any information, please email Bushypark@met.police.uk or call 101 and quote CAD 2736/28Mar24.”