Motorist assaulted at traffic lights



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A motorist was assaulted through the open window of his car yesterday while stopped at traffic lights on Leigh Road.

Police in Eastleigh are appealing for witnesses following the incident at the M3 northbound/Leigh Rd junction.

The incident happened just before 1.15pm.

The man who was assaulted was driving a green coloured Peugeot 406, he left the M3 at the same time as a maroon coloured 4×4 vehicle, believed to be a Toyota.

The man reported to police that the driver of the 4×4 pulled up behind him at the lights, got out of his vehicle and punched the man twice in the face through the open car window.

The man wound up the window and the other driver continued to punch the window. The lights turned green and the man drove away

The man sustained slight reddening to his face as a result of the incident.

The offender is described as:

• White with a tanned complexion

• Aged 35 to 40 years of age

• Approximately 6ft tall

• Medium to sticky build

• Short brown cropped hair

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or saw either vehicle before they stopped at the lights should contact PC Andy Dolan at Eastleigh police station on 101, or call Crimestoppers, the charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

  4 comments for “Motorist assaulted at traffic lights

  1. April 14, 2011 at 2:56 am

    Welcome to Beastleigh.

    • Andy Lombardi
      April 21, 2011 at 2:44 pm

      Welcome to Beastleigh.

      Why make such a statement? What, apart from the report do you or I know about this assault? Was the victim from Eastleigh? Was the assaillant from Eastleigh? What happened to cause the assault?

      I know things are bad in Eastleigh but this assault was not carried out because it was in Eastleigh. It was carried out because of the mindset of the assaillant.

      I don’t know if you are from Eastleigh Matthew but if so I would have hoped that you’d be wanting a better name for the town than that created by some cheap shot TV programme from many years ago!

      Eastleigh, despite all it’s trials and tribulations is still a great place to live. Let’s work together, from within, to improve it rather than join those denigrating us, as a community, from the outside!

      • Matthew Myatt
        April 21, 2011 at 2:58 pm

        Whilst I support your sentiment Andy, I fear it will take far more than just working together, from within, to improve it rather than join those denigrating us, as a community, from the outside!

        Eastleigh has become rotten at the core, its council, its facilities, its housing, its night life and the town as a whole.

        I am from Eastleigh and I do have some pride in my town as can be seen by the many exhibitions of local photography I have put on show both here and nationally.

        However, I make no apology for the Beastleigh statement and until things change I will continue to do so.

  2. mm
    Eastleigh Xpress
    April 21, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    I must confess, the whole family – despite being Eastleigh born and bred – refer to Eastleigh as being ‘beastly’, but we do so out of affection for the place.

    I have seen prettier towns – but Eastleigh is our home and we love it – ‘warts ‘n all’!

    Eastleigh was originally called Eastley but Charlotte Yonge altered the spelling – I wonder why!

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