A DOG walker was head butted while out walking his poodle.

The 66-year-old man was in Clover Way, Malvern, on Wednesday, December 11, around midday, when he let his five-month-old puppy off the lead.

The poodle approached a dark coloured Staffordshire bull terrier, which was on a long lead held by a young man.

He became aggressive and abusive, threatening to let his dog tear the poodle to bits.

As the poodle owner put his dog back on the lead he was head butted in the face, leaving him with a bloody nose and three chipped teeth.

The young man is described as white, 20 to 22 years old, about 5ft 10 ins tall and of stocky build with blond hair.

He was wearing a dark blue hoody and blue jeans.

He ran off in the direction of the Bluebell Pub on Guarlford Road.

PC Kirsty Edwards from Malvern Police said: “This was a serious assault on an older man just taking his dog out for some exercise.

“This was an unnecessary act of aggression and totally disproportionate to the situation.

"The poodle was simply being friendly towards the other dog.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Malvern police on the non emergency number 101 and ask for PC Edwards quoting incident number 0243S 111213.