Police investigating assault of girl and dog in east end Guelph neighbourhood

Police are looking for a man in his 20s who they say grabbed a girl by the collar and shoved her into a lightpost, then punched a dog in the back.
Guelph police are looking for the driver . Matt Carty / Global Guelph

Guelph police are trying to track down a suspect after an apparent assault on a youth and her dog.

The incident occurred sometime between 8 and 8:30 Thursday morning near the intersection of Grange and Stevenson Streets.

Investigators say a man approached the youth, grabbed her by the collar of her shirt, and pushed her into a nearby light post.

The man then reportedly punched the dog on the back just below its head.

The suspect fled the area on foot heading east.

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Police say neither the youth or the dog required medical attention

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The suspect is described as about 20 years of age, with black or dark brown shoulder-length hair with droopy eyes.

Investigators say he was also unsteady on his feet, and was wearing a hoodie with red and yellow horizontal stripes, a black hood and a small lion logo on the back, and purple shoes.

Anyone with any information on this alleged assault is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.


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