road rage
Combination photo showing the suspect repeatedly punching the 42-year-old man in the head as he tries to fight back from the groundYouTube

Police in Greenwich have released CCTV of a road rage incident that boiled over into a street fight when a motorist battered a lorry driver down a road in Charlton. The footage shows the suspect repeatedly punch the 42-year-old man in the head as he tries to fight back from the ground.

The victim suffered swelling to the head and cuts to his hands and knees, but did not require hospital treatment.

Greenwich assault
This is the man police are hunting

The assault happened on 15 December 2015 after the victim was driving northbound along the A2 at about 8am and exited onto the slip road at the Woolwich Flyover. While in traffic, the suspect approached his cab and started shouting at him, stating that he had caused damage to his car - believed to be a blue Ford Focus.

The driver suggested that they pull over somewhere more sensible to discuss the damage. Both vehicles parked on Ramac Way, SE18 and the drivers exited their vehicles. They began to argue and the suspect attacked the victim, repeatedly punching and kicking him after he had fallen to the ground.

The suspect then made off in his car towards Woolwich Road. The victim got back into his lorry and drove to work, where he contacted police. The suspect is described as a white man, slim build, aged 25-35 with blond hair. He wore a dark-coloured beanie style hat, a dark-coloured jumper and grey jogging bottoms and spoke with an English accent.

Anyone with any information should contact Greenwich CID on 07325 273 811. Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.