Man and woman in their 30s hunted by police over pepper spray attack in Towcester

Vauxhall driver punched repeatedly after being signalled to pull over

Monday, 15th March 2021, 2:44 pm

A motorist was repeatedly punched and pepper-sprayed in a random early-morning attack at a busy Northamptonshire roundabout.

Police revealed the victim was set upon by a man and a woman after they gestured to him to pull over at around 9.15am.

A spokesman for the Force said: "He pulled over his car over after the pair, both aged about 30, gestured at him.

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Wednesday's attack happened in Springfields in Towcester, next to the Brackley Road roundabout

"After being punched twice by the woman, the victim got out of his silver Vauxhall Zafira and was then punched twice more before the male suspect then sprayed him up to ten times in the face with pepper spray before they both ran off."

Descriptions of two people police want to interview have been issued following the attack in Springfields, Towcester, on Wednesday morning (March 10).

One is described as a 5ft 8in white male with dark blonde hair who was wearing a green tracksuit top and bottoms.

The woman is also described as white, slim with long black hair tied back in a ponytail. She was wearing a black coat and black leggings.

Detectives added that the attack happened by the roundabout junction with Brackley Road where there would have been a number of people in the area.

Anyone with information should contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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