Humberside

'Road rage' victim left bloodied in Hessle

Police have asked for help to trace a motorist who left an elderly man with a bloodied face after a "road rage" attack in East Yorkshire.

The victim was driving a green car which cut up a red Honda Civic on Hull Road in Hessle at 1900 BST on Tuesday.

Witnesses reported seeing the driver of the Honda getting out of his car and hitting the elderly man in the face.

Humberside Police want to trace the attacker and the victim, who has not come forward.

Witness helped

A Humberside Police spokesman said: "The elderly man was hit in the face, causing him to fall to the floor and verbal abuse was thrown at him.

"The elderly man tried to get up off the floor, however the Honda driver pulled him back over by his legs.

"A nearby witness intervened to prevent a further assault occurring.

"The elderly man is believed to have sustained facial injuries and left the scene with blood running down his face."

The witness told police the Honda driver was "very aggressive".

He is described as white, aged in his 20s, with a shaved head and was wearing a white shirt.

The spokesman said local checks by officers, including calls to Hull Royal Infirmary, had failed to identify the victim.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the force.

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