POLICE are appealing for information after a man was assaulted by a fellow dog-walker in Linwood.

The 54-year-old victim had been walking his pooch with a 35-year-old woman in Mossedge Industrial Estate at around 12.30pm on Tuesday.

When they passed another man with a dog, the two leads became entangled and the pets started to wrestle each other.

It is understood an argument broke out between the men and the victim was assaulted.

He was not injured during the incident but contacted police when he arrived home.

Officers, who did not provide a description of the suspect, said they are following a positive line of enquiry.

Anyone who has information is asked to call officers on 101.