A MUM was horrified after a BMW driver "threw her son against the fence" causing severe bruising to his neck when he accidentally struck his car with a Fruit Shoot bottle.
She said her son, 14, immediately went over to apologise to the man for the bottle, which caused no damage, and even offered to pay for any potential damage caused.
But the man pulled over and threw it back at her son, which fortunately missed him.
The man, described as in his late thirties and bald, chubby, about 5ft 9 with a goatee beard, then allegedly grabbed her son and threw him against a fence before throttling him and lifting him off the ground with his left hand, causing the severe bruising.
Now mum Helena-Leenie Clarke is appealing for witnesses to the assault and has reported the attack which happened about 3.15pm in Walsall Wood, the West Midlands yesterday.
Posting about the appeal to find the violent bully on Facebook, she said his BMW had dark windows but her son and his friends noticed there was a also a small girl aged about five inside the vehicle who witnessed the attack.
She wrote: "The car was travelling up Beacon Way and turned left along
Druid’s Walk. My son was distraught because he genuinely tried to
apologise and could have easily run off but he tried to be honest.
"He is 14. We are appealing for witnesses. Whilst I understand that the
man was upset, there was no damage to the car, the use of such force
when the child was honest and apologetic does not set a good example.
"The school and police have been notified. Any information would
gratefully received especially as this man is capable of such violence
in front of his daughter."
Helena received hundreds of responses to her post condemning the
extremely violent reaction and stressing that the man must be caught.
Many got in touch claiming to have seen the event unfold.
Another mum who witnessed the attack said: "I saw this, I was putting my children in the car at the time and was about to run over to make sure your son was okay but by time I got them all in he was gone.
And one social media user posted: "I heard all the shouting and it was disgusting what he did, sorry I couldn't help I had small children with me that I didn't want to witness it. Hope your son is okay x"
Another agreed: "I am so sorry this happened to your son. He must be so traumatized. Hope he recovers quickly. X"
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