Road-rage punch

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A WOMAN was punched in the face by another woman during a road rage incident at Southland shopping centre, Wednesday.

The victim, 55, of Cheltenham, had finished shopping and was driving in the north eastern car park, on level two, 5.55pm, 16 December, when she became lost and stopped briefly to get her bearings.

The male driver of the car behind – a 2015 white Subaru WRX, registration number ADZ618 – began tooting the victim, who drove off slowly with the Subaru tailgating.

The victim slowed and then stopped on the level four ramp, where the man got out of his car and approached the victim who lowered her window. The man, described as having olive skin and black hair, yelled: “What the f*** are you doing?” and walked back to his car.

The victim got out of her car to write down the man’s registration number and then got back into her car.

At this point, the female passenger of the Subaru got out and ran up to the victim’s window, swore and punched the victim in the mouth, causing cuts and swelling. The attacker returned to the Subaru, which reversed down the ramp and drove off.

She is described as Caucasian, 30 years old, with light coloured hair which was pulled back.

Anyone with information is urged to call Cheltenham police on 9583 9767.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 23 December 2015

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