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Motorist in his 70’s kicked to the ground following collision with skip lorry near The Rye, High Wycombe

| July 22, 2015


A witnesses appeal has been launched by Thames Valley Police following a motoring incident in High Wycombe in which two men in their seventies were assaulted.

At around 12.20pm on Monday 20th July 2015 a burgundy Renault car and a skip lorry were involved in a minor collision on the A40 London Road, High Wycombe opposite the entrance to the Rye.

Both drivers stopped their vehicles and the driver of the Renault, a man aged in his seventies, got out of his vehicle. The male driver of the skip lorry also exited his vehicle.

The lorry driver then kicked the driver of the Renault and assaulted him until he fell to the ground. The passenger from the Renault, also a man aged in his seventies, exited the vehicle to attempt to restrain the offender however he was also assaulted by the same man and fell to the ground.

One of the men sustained cuts to his wrist and the other sustained a leg injury, neither of which required hospital treatment.

On Monday 20th July 2015 a 31 year old man from Aston Clinton was arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning ABH, common assault and criminal damage to property in connection with the incident. He was bailed until Thursday 20th August 2015.

Investigating officer PC Jessica Martin, from High Wycombe police station, said: ‘I am appealing for anyone who saw the incident itself or anyone who saw the vehicles travelling prior to the collision.

This incident was a completely unprovoked attack on two members of the public on a busy road, which was full of traffic at the time.

If you have any information which could assist with the investigation, please contact the police.

Thames Valley police are asking anyone with any information which may assist the investigation to call PC Martin via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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