Female motorist assaulted after stopping to help man lying in the road

Police are investigating an incident in Newtownabbey yesterday (Sunday) during which a female motorist was assaulted after stopping her car to give assistance to two individuals she believed needed help.

Monday, 12th July 2021, 10:18 am
Police are investigating

PSNI Inspector Patty said: “While driving in the Derrycoole Way area at around 9.30am this morning, the woman, who’s in her forties, saw a man lying in the road, with another man appearing to be administering aid.

“The woman stopped and got out of her car to help when she was grabbed from behind and threatened by a third man.

“The victim managed to get back into her car and began to drive off when the trio attacked her vehicle, with one of the assailants smashing the driver’s side window with a brick.

“One of the males is described as wearing a grey hooded top, with the hood up while a second was described as having short, shaved dark hair. All three were spoke with local accents.

“This was obviously a terrifying ordeal for the victim who has been left badly shaken. I would urge anyone who witnessed what happened or captured dash-cam footage, or anyone who knows anything that could help us identify the perpetrators, to please get in touch with us by calling 101 quoting reference 847 of 11/7/21.”

Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/