A DOG walker was punched to the ground in a vicious attack.
At about 2.30am on Sunday, the victim was walking with her dogs in Coach Road Estate, Usworth, Washington, when she was approached by a man.
He punched her, knocking her to the ground where she sustained injuries to her face and wrist.
The offender is described as being white, about 5ft 3ins to 5ft 7ins tall and 25 to 30 years old.
He was of medium build, had dark short hair and was clean shaven. He was wearing a white tracksuit top with a hood and dark trousers.