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Pensioner injured in road rage incident - Poole

Detectives in Poole are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man was assaulted in the town.

The incident, in which a 76-year-old man from Broadstone suffered serious injuries to his face, happened between 9.15pm and 9.35pm on 5 November 2014 in the Asda car park in West Quay Road.

An altercation broke out between the occupants of two vehicles near to the exit ramp of the car park.

During the incident the victim, the front seat passenger of a black Audi, left the vehicle and was struck by the driver of a blue Nissan causing him to fall to the ground.

The victim suffered a cut to his right ear, which required an operation and 26 stitches and a suspected broken hand and nose.

Detective Constable Christian Bryant, of Bournemouth CID, said: “This road rage incident happened after the fireworks event on Poole Quay and the car park had become gridlocked with people leaving to go home. As it occurred in a busy area a number of people may have witnessed what happened.

“I am appealing for anyone who saw the incident, or has any information about the events leading up to it, to contact Dorset Police.”

The offender is described as white and aged in his 20s. No arrests have been made.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 5:453. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

ISSUED: 13 November 2014