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Pedestrian, 80, battered by road rage thug

‘Horrific injuries’:
Paul Eva in
oxygen mask after
attack. The driver
ran from car [below]
to chase him

THE 80-year-old victim of a brutal road rage attack said the thug who left him unconscious in the street should ‘feel ashamed of himself’.

Paul Eva and his wife were crossing a road in Penge, south-east London, when a silver car nearly hit them.

They had a ‘verbal altercation’ then CCTV footage shows the driver, a bald or shaven-headed man aged about 40, get out, run over to the pensioner and shove him in the back.

Mr Eva collided with a brick wall as he fell, suffering multiple injuries.

Speaking after leaving hospital with his broken wrist heavily bandaged, Mr Eva said: ‘I was in the middle of the road, when he nearly hit me. Then he was right in my face.

‘According to my wife, I said, “What’s your problem?” I walked away. That’s the last thing I remember.’ He added: ‘It was unnecessary. I don’t know who he was but I think he’s a prat.’

Police said the suspect — a white man of ‘large’ build — was watched by his female passenger before he returned to the car and drove off. They appealed for witnesses to the assault at 7.50pm on Sunday, April 21.

Det Con Luke Thomson said: ‘The victim has suffered horrific injuries as a result of a nonsensical attack, which could have cost him his life. We are appealing for anybody who knows the man who carried out this brutal attack to assist us with our investigation.’