Vic­tim left in shock af­ter at­tack on him and his car

Man in his 70s bruised as sus­pect tried to drag him from ve­hi­cle

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Kather­ine Cle­men­tine kather­ine.cle­men­tine@trin­i­tymir­

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.

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