Man hospitalised with serious facial injuries after being pulled out of van and repeatedly hit following minor collision in Pondersbridge

The 67-year-old victim was left with serious facial injuries after being pulled out of his van and r

The 67-year-old victim was left with serious facial injuries after being pulled out of his van and repeatedly hit in the face. - Credit: Archant

A man in his 60s was taken to hospital with serious facial injuries after being pulled out of his van and repeatedly hit following a minor collision in Pondersbridge near Whittlesey.

The 67-year-old victim was left with serious facial injuries after being pulled out of his van and r

The 67-year-old victim was left with serious facial injuries after being pulled out of his van and repeatedly hit in the face. - Credit: Archant

The “extremely nasty assault” happened at 10.40pm on Friday March 2 on Ramsey Road. The 67-year-old victim, Philip Wetherilt, was driving his Ford Transit in icy conditions when he clipped a silver pick-up truck and knocked the wing mirror off.

The driver of the truck stopped in front of the victim’s car and walked up to it, pulling the victim out and hitting him in the face several times.

The offender, who is white and described as having short brown hair, left in his vehicle.

The victim suffered serious facial injuries requiring hospital treatment.


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PC Kellymarie Harman said: “This was an extremely nasty assault that has left the victim with serious injuries and in a lot of pain.

“We would urge anyone with any information about this incident or who thinks they know the driver of the truck to contact us.”

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Anyone with information should report it online at www.cambs.police.uk/report quoting CF0126690318 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111.

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