POLICE are hunting a stick wielding dog hater who is on the prowl at Fleet Pond.

The middle-aged man has recently attacked four dogs which were being walked by their owners.

According to the complainants, he has strode up to their pets and beaten them with a stick.

So far the reason for his bizarre behaviour is a mystery.

Anyone who can help police catch the man is asked to telephone Fleet police on 0845 045 45 45.