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.

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