Wells people advised not to accept lifts from passing drivers at bus stops

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By Wells_Jaqui | Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 20:05

We have all thought of doing it, seeing someone stranded at a bus stop as we drive past with an empty car, why not show the milk of human kindness and offer the person waiting a lift?

A 45-year-old man who was at a bus stop on Old Wells Road near to West Mendip Hospital around 9:00 – 9:30pm on Monday (18th June) was very glad to accept a lift from a seemingly kind-hearted motorist but then the scene turned sour.

Police are investigating what turned-out to be an assault the passenger in question a man was punched by a motorist giving him a lift.

 The driver performed a three-point turn and started driving towards Glastonbury.

The driver and the victim had a disagreement and the vehicle pulled over close to the hospital. The driver got out of the vehicle, went to the passenger side and punched the victim in the face twice. The victim was knocked unconscious in the assault.

The offender drove off with the victim's property which included a white 16GB iPad with a russet coloured case, three books, tobacco, two tents and a dark blue sleeping bag.

The offender is described as a while man, aged in his 20s, with a skinny build, around 5'9 to 5'10 tall with short brown hair cut in a trendy style. He was clean shaven, spoke with a west country accent and was wearing dark clothing.

The vehicle is described as a small red car or van with a part registration of either DJ36 or DJ6.

Investigating the incident, PC Lee Kilfoyle said: "This was a nasty assault which left the victim unconscious at the roadside. The offender struggled to make the three-point turn in Old Wells Road which held up some traffic. It may be that someone remembers seeing the vehicle or the driver and may be able to help us identify him. If anyone can help I would urge them to contact the police."

Anyone with information should contact Wells Police Station on 101. Alternatively phone the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. They never ask your name or trace your call.



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