Appeal after Good Samaritan who witnessed a car crash in Chester is assaulted
Officers from Cheshire police are urging witnesses to come forward after a Good Samaritan was assaulted in Vicars Cross.
The incident happened on Tuesday 20 November at around 5.40pm when a 69-year-old man who was driving along Queens Road, near to the junction with Melrose Avenue, witnessed a collision between two cars.
Following the collision one of the drivers got out of his car and became aggressive towards the other motorist involved.
Due to his concerns, the Good Samaritan got out of his car and began to take some pictures of the incident in case they were required for evidence.
Suddenly, the aggressive driver ran towards the Good Samaritan and violently pushed him to the ground, causing him to sustain bruising to his chest and grazes to his knees.
The offender then got back into a dark coloured small car, possibly a Vauxhall Corsa, and drove away from the scene.
The offender is described as a bald man of heavy build and in his mid to late 40s.
Police Constable Steve Hannam said: “This was a serious incident and we are committed to doing all that we can to trace the man responsible and bring him to justice.
“This victim is an innocent pensioner who was simply acting as a Good Samaritan and as a result he has been assaulted. While he did not sustain any serious injuries he has been left extremely shaken up as a result of his ordeal.
“Enquiries in relation to the incident are ongoing and I’m keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone who recognises the description of the offender and thinks they may know who he is.
“I’d also like to hear from anyone who has any dashcam footage of the incident.”
Anyone with information that may help with the investigation, no matter how small, should call Cheshire Police on 101, quoting IML 246825, give the details via https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
To submit dashcam footage go online at www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage.
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