Police appealing for information after 32-year-old man required hospital treatment

Driver attacked by two pedestrians in early hours assault

Driver attacked by two pedestrians in early hours assault

First published in News

POLICE are hunting two pedestrians who attacked a motorist in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A 32-year-old driver was hospitalised after the incident, which took place in Gillingham between 3.40am and 3.50am.

He had slowed down for traffic lights at the junction of New Road and Newbury in the town when he heard someone – believed to be someone on foot - hit the back of his car.

The man, from Sherborne, got out of the vehicle and was assaulted by two men who punched him several times.

PC Jonathan Fewins, of Gillingham police, said: “The victim sustained cuts and bruises which required hospital treatment. 

“The offenders were both wearing Gillingham Rugby Club ties and it is thought they had been seen at Legends Nightclub earlier on.

“I urge any witnesses to the incident to come forward as soon as possible.

“Anyone with information that can assist with the investigation is asked to contact Dorset Police in the strictest confidence.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101, quoting incident number 27:95. 

Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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11:36am Thu 1 May 14

Franks Tank says...

Pedestrians and Motorists just don't mix.
Pedestrians and Motorists just don't mix. Franks Tank
  • Score: 5

12:12pm Thu 1 May 14

SympatheticSam says...

Typical Pedestrians. They should be banned from the roads.
Typical Pedestrians. They should be banned from the roads. SympatheticSam
  • Score: 19

1:26pm Thu 1 May 14

Franks Tank says...

SympatheticSam wrote:
Typical Pedestrians. They should be banned from the roads.
It's not like the even pay "ROAD TAX". Ruddy free loaders.
[quote][p][bold]SympatheticSam[/bold] wrote: Typical Pedestrians. They should be banned from the roads.[/p][/quote]It's not like the even pay "ROAD TAX". Ruddy free loaders. Franks Tank
  • Score: 15

1:27pm Thu 1 May 14

BIGTONE says...

They will have to trawl through the clubs CCTV then.
They will have to trawl through the clubs CCTV then. BIGTONE
  • Score: 2

2:01pm Thu 1 May 14

liveinhope says...

Hmm - North Dorset RFC (there isn't a Gillingham rugby club) dinner dance on Saturday night.

Not sure that this is one for Morse just yet.
Hmm - North Dorset RFC (there isn't a Gillingham rugby club) dinner dance on Saturday night. Not sure that this is one for Morse just yet. liveinhope
  • Score: 7

11:37am Fri 2 May 14

joeinpoole says...

liveinhope wrote:
Hmm - North Dorset RFC (there isn't a Gillingham rugby club) dinner dance on Saturday night.

Not sure that this is one for Morse just yet.
There is a Gillingham Rugby Club ... but it's in Kent. Maybe that's where plod have gone to investigate?
[quote][p][bold]liveinhope[/bold] wrote: Hmm - North Dorset RFC (there isn't a Gillingham rugby club) dinner dance on Saturday night. Not sure that this is one for Morse just yet.[/p][/quote]There is a Gillingham Rugby Club ... but it's in Kent. Maybe that's where plod have gone to investigate? joeinpoole
  • Score: 0

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