A DOG walker was left with a dislocated shoulder and fractured wrist after a man attempted to steal her Shar-Pei dog.

The 40-year-old victim was walking her beloved pet towards the Co-op in an alleyway adjacent to Blackdown Close, in Buckskin when she was approached from the behind by a man aged between 30 – 40, wearing a distinctive black baseball cap with paint flecks on it. It is unsure whether the paint flecks were actual paint or just part of the cap’s design.

The man tried to grab the dog lead from her but the woman held on. He then pushed her, causing her to connect with a wall before she screamed and the man ran off without the dog.

Police reported that the incident happened between 7.05am and 7.24am on August 4.

The victim was taken to Basingstoke hospital and was treated for her injuries, which also included friction burns on her wrist from holding onto the lead and abrasions to her face and elbow.

PC Jayson Richards from Basingstoke Police Investigation Centre said: “This was obviously very shocking and traumatic for the victim.

“This was an extremely unusual and isolated event but we are keen to trace the suspect as soon as possible.”

The attacker is described as a white male, around 5’10” tall with dark hair, wearing a black hooded top with the hood up and dark grey Nike trainers with a bubble in the heel.

He had a local accent and smelt strongly of body odour and cannabis.

If anyone has any information regarding the incident they are asked to contact the police on 101 quoting 44190274319.