Woman left with fractured eye socket after road rage incident

Woman left with fractured eye socket after road rage incident

Woman left with fractured eye socket after road rage incident

First published in News

A woman has been assaulted in a road rage incident because her partner was driving too slowly.

The 35-year-old woman was left with a fractured eye socket after she was attacked after an argument in Crawley Leisure Park.

At about 11.10pm on May 23 the victim and her partner were leaving Crawley Leisure Park in their blue Mini when the people in a silver hatchback behind them began honking their horn at them.

They stopped the Mini between Pizza Hut and Charlie Choys and he and his partner argued with the man and woman from the hatchback.

When the 35-year-old got back in the Mini she was punched repeatedly in the face by the woman from the hatchback.

The couple drove off but parked their Mini in Kiln Mead where the couple from the hatchback again confronted them.

Detective Constable Penny Furtado said: "This was a nasty attack that has left the victim with a fractured eye socket.

"Several cars drove past the vehicles while the couples were arguing although none of them stopped. I would like to speak to anyone who saw the Mini or the hatchback parked at Crawley Leisure Park or in Kiln Mead.

"You may not have not seen any violence but you could be able to identify the vehicles involved."

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 1673 of 23/5, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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3:07pm Fri 30 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

So the victim went through a change in gender during the period in question?

I suppose they'll be marking this as yet another ;hate crime;.
So the victim went through a change in gender during the period in question? I suppose they'll be marking this as yet another ;hate crime;. ZeeGee, ffs
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4:03pm Fri 30 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

"You may not have not seen any violence but you could be able to identify the vehicles involved."

Surely even Sussex Police should be able to identify the woman's car?
"You may not have not seen any violence but you could be able to identify the vehicles involved." Surely even Sussex Police should be able to identify the woman's car? ZeeGee, ffs
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4:13pm Fri 30 May 14

Fresh Onions says...

I think its disgusting that people just drive on by when they see things like this. Where are the CCTV cameras to get car registration numbers? More and more people get away with stuff like this because people are too scared to say anything or 'get involved', its pathetic.
I think its disgusting that people just drive on by when they see things like this. Where are the CCTV cameras to get car registration numbers? More and more people get away with stuff like this because people are too scared to say anything or 'get involved', its pathetic. Fresh Onions
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4:49pm Fri 30 May 14

TIMBURRY says...

Another story a week old an the police are asking for witnesses. .. WHY
Another story a week old an the police are asking for witnesses. .. WHY TIMBURRY
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