Police plea for help after woman's nose broken in road rage incident
Police are renewing their plea for information after a woman suffered a broken nose in an alleged assault on a Melbourne street last month.
Officers say the 25-year-old woman was driving east along Oravel Street in Balwyn North at 6.30pm on April 26 when a black hatch Volkswagen "overtook her at speed".
After the woman sounded her horn, the driver of the black car abruptly hit the brakes in front of her a number of times.
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Police say she pulled over her white Honda Civic at nearby Arama Street when a verbal altercation broke out between the pair
The driver of black car, believed to be a man in his twenties, allegedly struck the woman in the head, causing her to fall and hit her head on the ground.
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He is then accused of punching and threatening her as she tried to crawl away.
The man, described by police as looking Southern European in appearance and about 175cm tall, last seen headed north along Arama Street, then east onto Wandeen Street in the VW.
Witnesses and the victim's mother called emergency services, and the woman was taken to hospital with facial injuries, including a broken nose.
Investigators have released a computer-generated image of a man they believe may be able to assist with their enquires.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.
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