Vicious attack after road row

Cumberland Avenue Cleveleys at junction of Rossall Road
Cumberland Avenue Cleveleys at junction of Rossall Road
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POLICE are hunting a violent thug who launched a vicious road rage attack on another female motorist.

A 52-year-old woman was punched and kicked, had a car door slammed into her body and her head banged on to the roof of her car in the frenzied assault on Thursday morning.

The woman escaped with cuts and bruises but has been left traumatised by the attack, which took place close to the junction of Rossall Road and Cumberland Avenue.

Sgt David Blight, from Wyre Police, said: “For a woman to be attacked in the middle of the street in broad daylight is shocking.

“It is a miracle the victim did not receive more serious injuries but that does not take away the horror and shock she has suffered.

“Fortunately this does not happen often but we need to find the person responsible for this needless and vicious assault.

The incident took place on Rossall Road between 8.45am and 9.15am.

The 52-year-old victim was driving her black Ford Focus down the road close to the Aldi supermarket on Crescent West when police believe a woman driving a small hatchback cut her up.

An exchange took place and both vehicles continued to drive down the road in the direction of Fleetwood.

But when they got to the junction of Rossall Road and Cumberland Avenue, both women got out of their vehicles and the driver of the hatchback assaulted the victim.

The attacker was described as being of stocky build with shoulder length blonde wavy hair and was wearing a khaki coloured coat.

Sgt Blight has now appealed for anybody with information to come forward. He said:

He added: “I’m keen to speak to anyone who witnessed what happened.

“It was a very busy time of day and there would have been a lot of people around either returning home from the school run or travelling to work.

“If anyone has any information or saw what happened then I would ask them to contact the police.

“The victim has been left traumatised following a terrifying ordeal.

“The level of violence used was completely unnecessary and this woman needs to be caught.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Fleetwood Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.