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Man, 80, brutally attacked by driver in Penge street after crossing road with wife | UK News



An 80-year-old man has been seriously injured after being pushed over by a driver and knocked unconscious in a “nonsensical attack”.

The pensioner suffered a broken wrist, nose and cheekbone after CCTV footage showed the motorist get out of his car and push the victim in his back, causing him to hit a brick wall.

The attack in Penge, southeast London, followed a “verbal altercation” between the two men after the silver vehicle had stopped abruptly to avoid hitting the pensioner and his wife as they crossed the road.

The 80-year-old victim was knocked unconscious after being shoved by a motorist
The pensioner suffered a broken wrist, nose and cheekbone

After attacking the victim, the driver quickly got back in his car and drove away from the scene.

The Metropolitan Police said the 80-year-old – who has not been named – was unconscious and “covered in blood” when he was found by officers and paramedics.

He was knocked out for about two minutes and he says he has no memory of the assault, the force added.

Detective Constable Luke Thomson said: “The victim has suffered horrific injuries as a result of a nonsensical attack, which could have cost him his life.

“There is no place in society for unlawful and aggressive acts such as this.

“We are appealing for anybody who knows the man who carried out this brutal attack to come forward and assist us with our investigation to help us bring the person responsible to justice.”

Police released CCTV images of the wanted motorist's car
Police released CCTV images of the wanted motorist’s car

The attack happened at about 7.50pm on Sunday 21 April in Parish Lane in Penge.

The suspect, who is wanted on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, is described as a white man, aged about 40, about 5ft 10ins to 6ft tall, of large build with a bald/shaved head.

He was wearing a light-blue T-shirt and dark-blue shorts.

There was also a female passenger in the car.

Police have appealed for anyone with information about the attack to contact them.

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