Nelson police are hoping to identify a group of youths who intimidated and abused an elderly man while he walked his dog along the Railway Reserve in Stoke.
The man, in his 70s, was walking near the Echodale Place alleyway at about 5pm on Saturday when a mob of about eight young people began to threaten and verbally abuse him.
Acting Sergeant Nick Kempthorne said the language used and the threats made were extremely offensive and police were keen to identify the group. They were described as wearing red trousers.
Anyone with information should contact Nelson police, 546 3840.
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