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Updated: Did You See Unprovoked Road Rage Attack in Puttenham?

Published on: 29 Mar, 2017
Updated on: 30 Mar, 2017

Part of injuries suffered by the victim of an apparent road rage attack in Puttenham

A man was left needing 14 stitches after he was assaulted in a seemingly unprovoked road rage assault in Puttenham earlier this month.

The victim had been travelling along the A3 around 6.25pm on March 13 when he noticed a red Vauxhall Astra trying to force its way through the traffic. The victim turned off the A3 towards Puttenham followed by the Astra.

While he was waiting to turn right onto the A31 at the top of B3000 Puttenham Hill when the driver of the Astra got out and approached him with a clenched fist.

The victim rolled down his window and was punched three times, causing a large open gash to the forehead, a small cut on the top of his head and a small cut below his eye. He was taken to the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford where he was treated for his injuries.

The suspect is described as white, in his late 20s, of a medium build and wearing a grey hooded top with a blue jacket on top and rings or a knuckle duster on his right hand. He was driving a new Vauxhall Astra.

PC Cristina El Sadawy, who is investigating the incident, said: “This was a seemingly unprovoked attack which has not only left the victim needing numerous stitches but has also caused him extreme distress. I am urging anyone who was in the area at the time of the offence to come forward as you may have information which could assist our investigation.”

A police spokesperson said: “If you can help, please call Surrey Police on 101, quoting crime reference number 45170026071 or use the online reporting system http://report.police.uk.

Alternatively witnesses can use the online reporting system found at https://report.police.uk/ or provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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