Jogger hit by an object thrown from a car in Harrogate – appeal for information

5 April 2011

Police in Harrogate are asking for the public’s help to identify the person who threw a missile at a jogger.

The assault occurred just before 9pm on Sunday 3 April on Leeds Road in the town, when someone threw an egg, from a moving car, at a 37-year-old local woman.

She had jogged from the Prince of Wales roundabout and had passed Johnson’s Dry Cleaners when two cars, travelling side by side, approached from the St George’s Road roundabout. Someone in one of the cars threw the egg at her.

The egg hit the victim in the left eye. As a result the victim needed treatment at the Accident and Emergency Unit at Harrogate District Hospital to have the injuries treated. It is not yet known if the damage to the victim’s eye is permanent.

Police Constable Daniel Ridgeway, of the Harrogate Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Throwing objects from vehicles is an act of crass stupidity.

“The assault has naturally left the victim feeling very upset.

“These injuries are very nasty but they could have been far worse and may still lead to permanent damage.

“I urge anyone who can identify the person responsible for this mindless act to contact me as soon as possible as I need to speak to them.”

If you can assist with this enquiry please contact PC Daniel Ridgeway at Harrogate police station on 0845 60 60 24 7 quoting reference number 12110053554. Or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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