‘Road rage attacker’ is sought


A woman was attacked because her partner was driving too slowly, police have said.

Officers from Sussex Police have issued an appeal after the incident which happened at about 11.10pm on Friday May 23 when the 35-year-old victim and her partner were leaving Crawley Leisure Park, London Road, in their blue Mini when the people in a silver hatchback behind them began honking their horn at them.

The man stopped his Mini between Pizza Hut and Charlie Choys and he and his partner argued with the man and woman from the hatchback.

When the 35-year-old got back in the Mini she was punched repeatedly in the face by the woman from the hatchback.

The couple drove off but parked their Mini in Kilnmead, Northgate, where the couple from the hatchback again confronted them.

Detective Constable Penny Furtado said: “This was a nasty attack that has left the victim with a fractured eye socket.

“Several cars drove past the vehicles while the couples were arguing although none of them stopped. I would like to speak to anyone who saw the Mini or the hatchback parked at Crawley Leisure Park or in Kilnmead.

“You may not have not seen any violence but you could be able to identify the vehicles involved.”

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 1673 of 23/5, email101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.