Tales of random violence and anti-social behaviour are, alas, all too common, but something about this story caught my eye:
A 19-year-old man was assaulted during a road traffic incident in Bicester on Bank Holiday Monday, May 27.It may be significant that it took place just round the corner from the temple of conspicuous consumption that is Bicester Village designer shopping outlet, scene of some truly epic traffic chaos on high days and holidays, with predictably frayed tempers all round.
At about 5pm, the victim was driving his peach VW Beetle on Rodney House roundabout.You don't see many of those about! The driver of this conspicuous vehicle was obliged to stop when a Vauxhall pulled over in front of him.
A man got out of the Zafira and punched the victim in the face, while a woman, who also got out of the car, punched the Beetle several times.The unfortunate victim had to go to hospital for stitches; it's not recorded whether the car was also damaged in the apparently unprovoked attack. Luckily, police have a description of the assailants:
The man was white, in his early 30s, 6ft to 6ft 3ins, of muscle build [sic] with short dark hair shaved at the sides.
He was wearing a dark vest top and shorts and had tribal tattoos down both arms.
The woman was white, 30 to 32, of medium build, 5ft 5ins, with shoulder-length blonde hair with dark roots.
She was wearing a white t-shirt and was pregnant.So police are looking for a large, shaven-headed, tattooed thug with a violent, pregnant girlfriend.
Sadly, I'm not entirely sure than narrows it down, these days.