Police hunt road rage suspect who assaulted 80 yearold who asked him

Police are hunting a road rage driver who assaulted an 80-year-old man who asked him to slow down as he crossed the road with his wife. The pensioner suffered serious injuries in what Scotland Yard has described as a “nonsensical” attack in a south-east London street.The man was walking with his wife along Parish Lane in Penge when he was assaulted and left with multiple injuries, including a broken wrist, nose and cheekbone.Scotland Yard said the couple had almost been hit by a silver car as they crossed the road at about 7.50pm on April 21 and that the driver had been involved in a verbal altercation with the victim.A video of the incident was captured on CCTV and purports to show the pensioner stood in front of the car gesturing to the driver to slow down. The 80 year-old walked away, police said, but the suspect pulled over, got out of the vehicle and chased the man before shoving him in the back.The victim hit a brick wall as he fell and was found unconscious by paramedics. Grabs from video released by the Metropolitan Police of the assault in Penge, south-east LondonCredit:Met Police Detective Constable Luke Thomson, the investigating officer, said it was a “brutal attack”, adding: “The victim has suffered horrific injuries as a result of a nonsensical attack, which could have cost him his life. “There is no place in society for unlawful and aggressive acts such as this.”Police are appealing for help in tracing the suspect, who is wanted on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.He is described as a white man, aged around 40, about 5ft 10ins to 6ft tall and of large build with a bald or shaved head.He was wearing a light blue T-shirt and dark blue shorts.There was also a female passenger in the car. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Grabs from video released by the Metropolitan Police of an assault on an 80-year-old pensioner who suffered multiple injuries, including a broken wrist, nose and cheekbone in what detectives have described as a "nonsensical" attack in a street in Penge, south-east London

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