Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 14°C

Search

Braintree: Pedestrian punches woman nine times in the face through car window as she waits at junction

PUBLISHED: 16:10 08 June 2014

Police appeal

Police appeal

Archant

A woman was punched in the face nine times during an unprovoked attack in Braintree.

She had stopped her car to give way at a junction when a man walked up to the open driver’s window and hit her repeatedly.

It happened in Goldings Way near the junction with London Road around 4.30pm on May 20.

The woman, in her 40s, was checked over by paramedics. She had bumps and bruises and was badly shaken but did not require hospital treatment.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward to try and identify the man.

He is described as white, thought to be aged in his 30s, about 5ft 10in tall and of slim build. He had long brown hair and a beard and was wearing a dark-coloured polo shirt and combat trousers.

Investigating officer Pc Daniel Smith said: “This was an unprovoked assault by a man who walked across the road and punched the woman when she stopped at the junction. She was punched about nine times and at one point pulled by the hair.

“This happened in a busy residential area and we hope that local people or other drivers might have seen this man in the area at the time.”

Anyone with information should contact Pc Smith at Braintree police station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ipswich Star visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ipswich Star staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ipswich Star account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Inspired by tragic loss, heartfelt thanks or loved ones gone too soon - nearly 200 brave souls overcame their nerves at the weekend in appreciation of Suffolk’s largest hospital.

Strictly favourites Natalie Lowe&Ian Waite had the Ipswich Regent buzzing with fun, energy&laughter when they brought their Somewhere In Time tour to town last night.

Real or fake? That’s the question Ipswich crowds may be asking when they turn out for a festival formed entirely of tribute acts.

Three acts with Suffolk or Essex connections have made it through to the live semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent.

Could you open your home to one of these cats and dogs looking for new homes at the Blue Cross centre in Wherstead?

The Stowmarket magician Matt Edwards is on Britain’s Got Talent sister show Britain’s Got More Talent tonight (May 27)

With the UK terror threat level being lowered to ‘severe’, Suffolk’s Chief Constable Gareth Wilson has reassured residents that policing will remain more highly visible for the coming weekend.

The mother of missing RAF Honington serviceman Corrie McKeague, 23, has said as the days turn to months, it is difficult to remain positive.

The farmer who played a pivotal role in shaping and modernising the organisation behind next week’s Suffolk Show says he is very thankful for the support he has received.

Political campaigning is often unpredictable – and so it proved when we joined the Labour and Conservative teams fighting the marginal seat of Ipswich on Saturday morning.

Most read

Most commented

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24