A 68-year-old woman was allegedly spat on and punched in the face by a younger man on a popular dog walking route in Brisbane’s north.
Queensland police are investigating a “serious assault” at the Sandgate foreshore, on the city’s coast, between 7am and 7.30am today.
The woman was allegedly injured during an altercation about the man’s dog.
“The man has allegedly spat on the woman and punched her in the face, causing the woman to lose consciousness and fall to the ground,” police said in a statement on Tuesday.
The alleged offender is described as aged in his 30s, caucasian and with an olive complexion.
He was about 180-centimetres tall and wearing a yellow top and dark pants with no shoes.
The man was last seen walking towards Second Ave with a grey American Staffordshire Terrier.
The woman was hospitalised for treatment.
Sandgate foreshore comprises a 6.5-kilometre waterside walk from Shorncliffe to Brighton.
Police are appealing for any witnesses or those in possession of CCTV or dashcam from the area this morning to contact investigators.
Information can be provided to Policelink on 131 444 or anonymously via Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000.