Monday 14 January 2013 Updated: 14/01 17:26
A MAN in his 20s suffered a serious injury to his foot after a car was driven at him following a dispute over parking in Worcester.
The victim and his partner drove along the Tything from the city centre and turned into Hebb Street to visit the Golden Gourmet fish and chip shop on Saturday (January 12) at 6.30pm.
But when he attempted to park his car in a space on the roadside, another driver began sounding his horn and pulled over opposite them.
The male driver got out of his vehicle and shouted and swore at them, spat on their windscreen and got back into his car before speeding away, turning down Britannia Square
The couple got out of their car and were walking towards the chip shop when they realised the same man who had just been abusing them had returned and was driving his car at speed towards them.
The car mounted the curb and drove straight at the other man, who jumped out of the way but was still hit by the vehicle, which ran over his foot.
The car drove off at speed and turned down Britannia Square once more.
The attacker is described as white, of average height and build, with short greying hair that is balding on top. He was wearing jeans and possibly a khaki or dark-coloured top.
The car he was driving was a silver estate, believed to be an Audi, with roof bar runners along the edges of the roof.
PC Dave Kettle, who is investigating the incident, said the victim was left with a serious foot injury and he and his fiancée were both shaken and scared.
"I believe that if he had not jumped out of the way of the vehicle he would have almost certainly gone over the bonnet and would probably have been very badly injured or even killed," he added.
"It is extremely fortunate the victim's injuries were not much more severe and we are treating this seriously; the incident has been recorded as an incident of GBH."
"There is no place for such aggression or dangerous driving on our roads and for anyone to behave in this manner is completely unacceptable. I am dismayed it occurred over such a minor incident."
He appealed for any witnesses who saw either the initial altercation, assault or a silver estate car being driven aggressively to come forward and speak to police.
"I believe the attacker must have driven along Britannia Square, turned back along The Tything and back into Hebb Street, so if anyone saw it, please contact us," PC Kettle added.
Call police on 101 or information can be passed on anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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