Ashford moped riders sought after driver attacked

A man is being treated for head and spinal injuries after a dispute with several youths riding mopeds in Surrey.

The victim was in his car in Ashford on Sunday when he became involved in the row, while waiting at traffic lights on Staines Road West.

The local man, in his 60s, got out of the car and confronted the youths and after a struggle fell to the ground.

Police said the suspects quickly got back on their mopeds and left the scene.

The incident, involving about five youths, happened outside the Black Dog pub at the junction with Littleton Road, at about 18:50 GMT.

The victim was driving a dark coloured Volkswagen Golf.

He was taken to St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey and later transferred to St George's Hospital in Tooting, south London, where his condition is described as serious but stable.

The group of youths were all described as wearing white motorcycle helmets and light coloured jackets.

They also also had 'L' plates on the back of their machines.

Det Con Chris Ewan, of Surrey Police, described it as "a brutal and senseless attack on a lone victim" which began as a minor motoring dispute.

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