A MAN in his 60s has now been released from hospital after suffering a broken hip when a parking row ended in a sickening broad daylight attack.

The taxi driver, aged 64, suffered a savage attack at around 1.30pm on Monday, June 1, after a disagreement with a female driver in the East Road car park.

As the victim was trying to get home, he asked the woman to move her car, believed to be a purple Skoda, which was blocking the driveway he was trying to get into.

As the victim got out his car to then enter his home, a male passenger then got out the vehicle.

He punched the taxi driver on the head and knocked him down to the ground.

The man was found lying on the ground and given assistance from passers by, including an off-duty police officer, before an ambulance crew arrived.

A resident said: “A lady from the chemists came out to make sure he was alright and an off-duty police woman came to help.

“I can’t understand anyone wanting to hurt someone quite so bad.

“He just hit him down and dived in the car and they drove off.”

The man suffering bruising to the face, bad cuts, a grazed arm and a broken hip.

One witness claimed the assailant was in a purple vehicle, believed to be a Skoda and the suspect was described as appearing to be in his


The man has since been released from the attack, inquiries still ongoing into the attack

The CID issued an appeal for anyone who may have dash-cam footage to get in touch.

Detective Sergeant Peter Sweeney, of Saltcoats CID, said: “We’re appealing to anyone who witnessed this incident to contact us.

“Similarly anyone who was travelling along East Road around 1.30pm on Monday and has dash cam footage, please contact us.”

Police Scotland CID can be contacted on 101, but in an emergency you should always call 999.


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