A runner was ‘attacked with a plate’ after accidentally bumping into the back of a car.
Police say the 33-year-old was running along Stanley Road in Handforth, Cheshire, when he accidentally knocked the back of a black Mercedes parked on a kerb.
And while the man carried on running the car pulled up alongside him and one of the occupants got out and ‘assaulted the victim using a plate’.
The runner suffered facial injuries following the incident at 3pm on May 30.
A Cheshire Police spokesman said: “He accidentally knocked the back of a black Mercedes that was parked on the kerb.
“The man carried on running along Manchester Road towards Wilmslow when the Mercedes pulled up alongside him.
“A man got out of the car and assaulted the victim using a plate. The suspect then ran away from the scene in the direction of Handforth.
“The man sustained facial injuries and was taken to Wythenshawe Hospital for treatment.”
Now officers are re-appealing for witnesses to come forward – and are also keen to speak to anyone with dash cam or CCTV footage.
PC Hollie Geal, of Macclesfield Local Policing Unit, said: “Since the assault took place we have been conducting CCTV enquiries and attempting to speak to a number of witnesses who are believed to have seen the assault take place.
“As part of the investigation I am encouraging anyone with information to make contact with police or if you have dash cam or CCTV footage that hasn’t been provided to us then please get in touch.
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“If you think you may know the identity of the offender or were in the area at the time and not yet spoken to officers please come forward.”
Anyone with information should contact the force on 101 quoting IML 1000649 or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.