Manchester

Driver attacked after M56 motorway crash

Police are hunting a man who attacked a driver after a car crash in south Manchester.

A red Ford Fiesta and a dark Volkswagen people carrier collided on the M56 motorway on 5 April, at 1730 BST.

They pulled on to the hard shoulder and the passenger from the Volkswagen sprayed something in the Fiesta driver's face, briefly blinding him.

He said as he tried to defend himself, he was hit in the leg before the Volkswagen was driven off.

'Sounding horns'

The driver was described as white, in his 30s, 5ft 8in (1.72m) tall, and of large build. He had dark hair and was wearing grey clothes.

The passenger was described as white, in his 20s, 5ft 9in (1.75m), and of large build. He had light hair and was wearing a red polo shirt.

Pc Kate Patterson, of Greater Manchester Police, said: "It is lucky the victim was not permanently injured.

"We believe a number of motorists saw the altercation as the victim said they were sounding their horns as they passed.

"I would urge anyone who may have seen something to contact us."

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