A dog walker was left fearing an assault after a man was "verbally abusive and threatening" towards her in Eastleigh.

The woman was reportedly approached and confronted by the man in Haig Road at around 11.50am on October 30.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward, particularly a witness who tried to step in to protect the woman.

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In a statement, a spokesperson for Hampshire police said: “It’s reported that a man from a nearby address was verbally abusive and threatening towards a woman who was walking her dog.

“The man is also said to have approached and confronted the victim, leaving her fearing an assault.

“As well as anybody who may have been in the area at the time, we would also like to speak to a witness who tried to intervene and protect the victim.”

They added: “If that was you, please contact 101 and quote incident number 44230443815, so we can obtain further details from you regarding the incident and what you saw.

“If anyone else witnessed the incident, or has any other information, including CCTV, mobile phone, dash cam or doorbell camera footage, please get in touch.

“You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or visit our website.”