Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pensioner Left Unconscious after Motorist Attacks Him ; Mercedes Driver Stops Car and Batters 71-Year-Old Who Asked Him to Slow Down.

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pensioner Left Unconscious after Motorist Attacks Him ; Mercedes Driver Stops Car and Batters 71-Year-Old Who Asked Him to Slow Down.

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AMOTORIST jumped out of his car and battered a pensioner unconscious - simply because the old man had asked him to slow down.

Peter Stringer, 71, was left with a fractured jaw when the thug got out of his Mercedes and viciously attacked him on Old Clough Lane in Walkden.

The offender is believed to be less than half Mr Stringer's age.

Detectives have now issued images of his injuries in a bid to track down the attacker.

The victim was walking his mother-in-law's dogs at around 7.30pm on Sunday, August 31, when a black Mercedes saloon car sped past.

As Mr Stringer stood near the junction of Spring Clough Avenue, he gestured for the driver to slow down.

The car stopped and reversed back to him, before the driver leaped out and punched him hard in the face, fracturing his jaw and knocking him unconscious.

The man then got back in his car and drove off, leaving the victim alone and injured on the pavement.

The offender is described as an Asian male aged about 30. …

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