December 12 2013 Latest news:
Monday, September 30, 2013
A man was hospitalised after being beaten with an iron bar in a road rage attack in Stalham.
The victim, in his 40s, suffered serious injuries, including a fractured finger, after he was hit repeatedly with the bar.
The assault happened between 3.05pm and 3.15pm on Saturday when two motorists got into an argument following a dispute over a driving incident on the A149, between Wayford and Stalham.
Both drivers were arguing on the roadside before the suspect armed himself with the iron bar, taken from the boot of his black Renault Scenic. He then attacked the victim before fleeing in the Renault.
Detectives have launched an investigation into the attack and are now appealing for witnesses.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Tom Gibbs, from Great Yarmouth CID, said: “This was a nasty assault which left the victim with serious injuries, which needed hospital treatment.
“During the incident both parties ended up in the carriageway causing passing vehicles to slow down to avoid them.
“We’re keen to hear from anyone who may have been travelling in the area at the time and witnessed the incident.”
Witnesses should call Great Yarmouth CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.