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Police investigate Glen Huntly assault

Police have released an image of a man they wish to speak to following an altercation after a traffic incident…

Police have released an image of a man they wish to speak to following an altercation after a traffic incident in Glen Huntly earlier this month.

Investigators have been told a man pulled out from the gutter on Royal Avenue about 7am on Tuesday, 7 June in a silver VW Golf and then indicated and turned left on to Mackay Avenue.

The driver then saw a man driving an early 90s white coloured sedan with black bands running down the side.

The car was stopped on Mackay Avenue and waiting to turn on to Royal Avenue when the driver has signalled to the first driver.

Thinking something was amiss, the first driver has pulled over and the second driver has gotten out and started yelling at him.

A short physical altercation took place before the first driver returned to his vehicle.

While sitting in his car, the second driver has approached and struck him in the face with a hockey stick, causing serious facial injuries.

The man also struck the car with the hockey stick before leaving the area.

The injured man has taken himself to hospital for treatment then reported the matter to police.

Detectives from Glen Eira Bayside Crime Investigation Unit are investigating the incident and have released a facial composite image of a man they wish to speak to.

He is described as being about 35-years-old, perceived to be of Southern European appearance with olive skin, about 176cm tall with a medium build, short brown hair and stubble.

At the time of the incident he was wearing a black tracksuit top with stripes down the side, black tracksuit pants and grey runners.

Both drivers were the sole occupants of their vehicles.

Police are keen to speak to anyone who may recognise the man or has further knowledge of the incident.

Anyone with any information about the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Natalie Webster

Media Officer

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