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An XR6 Falcon similar to the vehicle used in the attack. Photo NSW Police
An XR6 Falcon similar to the vehicle used in the attack. Photo NSW Police

Police investigating a road-rage incident in September involving the driver of a purple Ford Falcon XR6 have spoken to the owner of a similar-looking car and he has been eliminated from the investigation.

But, police say, the innocent man is being abused by people who see him driving the look-alike vehicle.

‘There is more than one vehicle like that on the road. Please do not take matters into your own hands,’ a Richmond LAC police spokesperson said.

About 3.30pm on September 16 a 20-year-old male driver was sitting in his stationary car at the roundabout at the intersection of the Bruxner Highway and Oliver Avenue Goonellabah.

A car pulled up behind him and the driver started flashing his lights and beeping his horn at the victim.

The suspect then exited his car and punched the victim once to the eye. The suspect then drove off.

The victim thought he was OK but soon felt dizzy and had to be taken to hospital for treatment. He had a fractured eye socket.

The suspect is described as follows about 180cm tall with shoulder-length brown hair with blonde streaks and a beard. Most notably he has a Joker tattoo on left side of his face and a Nazi swastika tattoo on his neck.

His vehicle is described as a Purple Ford XR6 Falcon.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or thinks they may know the offender should call Lismore Police on 02 6626 0599 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police reference is E62394934. All calls to police and Crimestoppers are treated with the utmost confidentiality.


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