TYRE LEVER USED IN VIOLENT ATTACK
Row over being ‘ cut off’ in traffic ends in attack
POLICE are hoping witnesses can help them find a man who attacked another man with a tyre iron in a violent road rage attack in K Kirwan on Tuesday night.
A 37- year- old man and his wife pulled into a shopping centre on Herveys Range Rd about 7pm when they were attacked by a m man from another vehicle.
The man suffered a cut t to his forehead and arm.
A MAN was hit over the head with a tyre iron in a violent road rage attack in Kirwan, with police appealing for witnesses to come forward as they hunt for the offender.
A 37- year- old man and his wife pulled into a shopping centre car park on Herveys Range Rd just after 7pm on Tuesday when the pair were approached by a man from another vehicle.
Police believe there was an argument about someone being “cut off” in traffic, before the man returned to his vehicle, grabbed a tyre iron and attacked the 37- year- old man, leaving him with a laceration to his forehead and arm. The man was taken to Townsville Hospital in a stable condition.
Kirwan officer- in- charge acting Senior Sergeant Brenton Webb said police officers were trying to obtain security camera footage of the incident.
“I would encourage any witness who has not already pro- vided their details to police to contact Kirwan police station or Crime Stoppers,” he said.
“This is quite a concerning attack. There is no need for minor traffic situations to erupt into violence.”
The road rage attack was the first of two serious assaults on Tuesday night. In the second incident, a taxi driver was allegedly struck in the head outside a bottle shop in Mundingburra about 9.40pm.
Picnic Bay man James Williams, 29, was arrested over the attack and was refused bail in Townsville Magistrates Court yesterday where he faced a charge of assault occasioning bodily harm. It will be alleged three passengers were exiting the taxi at a drive- through bottle shop on Ross River Rd at Mundingburra when one of the male passengers became abusive and confronted the driver. The male taxi driver, 28, was allegedly struck in the head several times.
The driver sustained facial injuries and was treated at the scene by paramedics.
Williams will remain in custody until his next court appearance on September 11.