A 46-year-old motorist was repeatedly punched in the face at Sunbury Cross traffic lights in an apparently motiveless attack.
was queueing in the middle lane of Station Road when a youth of about
16 or 17 got out of a silver Ford and approached the victim's silver
Toyota Previa and asked him to lower the window so they could speak. As
soon as the victim did as asked, the teenager punched him several times
in the face, causing a black eye and a cut to his right ear. The
suspect, who was white with short straight blond hair and wearing blue
combat trousers and a black shirt, got back in his car and drove off
are concerned about the attack, which took place on January 20 at about
3.30pm, and are urgently looking for witnesses to come forward.
Detective Constable Michael Cresswell, who is leading the
investigation, said: "This was a nasty incident where an innocent man
has become the victim of a completely unprovoked attack.
area would have been busy at the time of the offence, so I'm sure such
a prominent incident would have been witnessed by a large number of
pedestrians and drivers. "We need the public to help track down this
individual and I would urge anyone with any information to come
forward. I want to assure residents everything possible will be done to
bring this suspect to justice."
incident comes after we reported a how a new Surrey Police 'crime
mapping website reveals violent crime in Spelthorne is above the county
average. Despite this, however, DC Cresswell said Spelthorne remains
"one of the safest places in the country".Anyone with any information should contact DC Cresswell at
Staines CID on 0845 125 2222, quoting reference SL/09/583 or
Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
Source: Surrey Herald