Man got out of car to hit woman in the face and then reversed into her

PUBLISHED: 15:08 26 September 2017 | UPDATED: 09:05 27 September 2017

The junction of Bray's Lane and Magpie Lane, near Attleborough, close to where an assault happened. Picture: Google StreetView

The junction of Bray's Lane and Magpie Lane, near Attleborough, close to where an assault happened. Picture: Google StreetView


A man got out of his car and hit a woman walking down a country road in the face before getting back in his vehicle and reversing into her.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the assault, which happened in Bray’s Lane, near Attleborough on Saturday, September 23.

A spokesman for the force said the victim was walking near the junction of Magpie Lane, heading away from the village of Rockland St Peter, when the assault happened between 12.30pm and 12.55pm.

The spokesman said a man driving a black Renault Clio stopped, got out and assaulted the woman by hitting her in the face.

He then returned to the vehicle and reversed the car, hitting the woman.

The man then fled from the scene.

The woman sustained minor injuries and was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for treatment.

A man, aged in his late 20s, was arrested shortly after in connection with the incident and taken into police custody for questioning.

He has since been bailed until October 19 pending further enquiries.

Officers are still keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident, in particular any vehicle that drove past the victim following the collision.

Witnesses should contact Detective Constable Jill McAndie at Norwich CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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