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1 December 2016, 15:28
A man was wrestled to the ground and hit with a plastic ball thrower when a row with another dog walker turned violent.
The 49-year-old victim was walking his pet with a friend in Edinburgh when the animal was attacked by another dog.
A verbal row between the man and the male owner of the other dog then broke out.
During the dispute, the suspect grappled the man to the ground and began striking him with the plastic dog ball thrower, Police Scotland said.
The victim suffered bruising and swelling to his knuckles but was not seriously injured.
The incident happened in the south of the city at the Bruntsfield Links, opposite the Golf Tavern, at around 10.45am on Wednesday.
The suspect is white, 5ft 10in, with a medium build, short grey hair and a grey beard.
He was wearing a dark blue jacket, jeans and trainers, and was walking a black labrador.
Sergeant Andy Wilson said: ''The Meadows is often very busy and this incident may have attracted the attention of anyone who was within the park at the time.
''I would ask any members of the public who witnessed the assault, or can help us identify the suspect, to contact police immediately.''
Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.