Victim left in shock after attack on him and his car
Man in his 70s bruised as suspect tried to drag him from vehicle
POLICE are investigating an unprovoked attack on an elderly man which left him being treated for shock.
The victim, in his 70s, was in Northwood when the suspect tried to drag him out of his car, causing bruising to both arms.
It happened around noon on Sunday June 28 when the victim was driving his black Honda Civic along Green Lane, approaching a left turn at traffic lights into Eastbury Road.
He saw three white men in the central pedestrian island. One of them ran in the road causing the driver to brake sharply.
The suspect then kicked the passenger side door and wing mirror of the victim’s car, opened the passenger door and tried to grab the victim by his arms to drag him out.
At this point two men who had been with the suspect intervened and tried to stop him.
The suspect then gave up and closed the door and kicked the car three more times before moving away.
The victim reported the incident to the police and attended hospital where he was treated for shock and bruising.
PC Louise Moloney, of Hillingdon police, said: “We are appealing for any witnesses who may have been at the location at the time to come forward and help us identify the suspect.
“His actions were utterly appalling and have left an elderly man frightened and apprehensive about being on the road.
“Thankfully the intervention by the two men possibly deterred further and more serious injuries being inflicted.”
Anyone with information is asked to call officers on 020 8246 1732 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.