Pupil hit by car and then attacked by driver and passenger
A teenager was hit by a car on a zebra crossing outside his college – and then assaulted twice by the driver and his passenger.
The 14-year-old was crossing Cockelbury Road in Chippenham outside Wiltshire College when he was hit by a Ford car, thrown onto the bonnet by the impact and hit the windscreen with such force the glass cracked.
But as the boy rolled off the car, stunned onlookers watched as the woman passenger got out of the car, grabbed the student and threw him to the ground. The man driving the car joined in and assaulted him.
Police said the lad escaped into the college itself, but was followed by the pair, who then continued the assault in the foyer of the college, holding him down on the reception desk.
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Shocked staff members managed to pull the man off the boy and the pair left the scene.
Now police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened last Tuesday at around 1pm. “The behaviour by the two people in the car was totally unacceptable,” said Sergeant Andy Beaven. “After colliding with a young pedestrian as he crossed the road on a zebra crossing, the two adults assaulted him at the scene of the collision and then continued the assault inside the college.
“I am seeking the public’s help to identify the male driver and his female passenger. I am also seeking information from anyone who saw what happened outside the college.
“It would also be helpful to hear from any windscreen repair companies who repaired or replaced a windscreen of a silver or blue Ford car in or near Chippenham on or after January 22.
“The man is described as white, in his 30s, around 6ft 2in tall, of heavy build with short dark hair. He was wearing a red top and blue three-quarter length track suit bottoms.
“The woman is described as white, in her mid 50s, approximately 5ft 9in tall, of slim build with shoulder-length blonde hair.”