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Family terror: White van man climbs out of vehicle to assault father after near collision with toddler in Walkden

By Dean Wilkins

A violently aggressive white van man who, after nearly running over a young family, assaulted a dad and bawled at a young toddler in Walkden is wanted by police.

Two parents and their three-year-old son were crossing the road near to Stocks pub, High Street, Walkden, just after 1pm on Friday when a white van nearly ploughed into all three.

The irate driver climbed out of his vehicle and screamed at the young boy before grappling the father to the ground, assaulting him, and heading towards Manchester Road.

PC Nigel Sayers, based at Swinton, said: “We really need to find this driver. Not only did he nearly hit a family who were crossing the road, but he took huge offence at their complaints and returned to scream abuse at them.

“He shouted at the young boy, berated his parents then ended up grappling with the father. All in all this was a violent, unprovoked attack on an innocent family by a man with some clear rage issues.

The offender is described as white, 5ft 11in tall, of heavy build with a large belly, cropped fair hair, with a clear complexion and was wearing a white vest and shorts. He had a fully tattooed left leg and partially tattooed right leg.

PC Sayers added: “If you were there and saw the incident, or you recognise the man in this description, then please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police in Swinton on 0161 856 1234 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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