Five arrested as barking dog sparks neighbourhood blow-up
A DOG owner has been targeted in an unprovoked attack after his pet ran up to a group of people drinking in the street.
Police say the 46-year-old man had pulled up outside his sister's home on Mitchell Street in Enfield about 9:40pm on Friday moment before he was allegedly assaulted.
The man's dog jumped out of his car and ran up to a group of people who were drinking nearby.
The group were startled and started yelling at the dog's owner, who tried to apologise.
The heated exchange of words turned into a confrontation with members of the group allegedly pouring a drink over the man and assaulting him.
Police said he was taken to Concord Hospital with facial injuries.
Four men, 36, 21, 20 and 15, and a 26-year-old woman were arrested at the scene.
Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.