Vehicle details released after man loses sight following egg being thrown
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Officers investigating an incident in which a man lost his sight after an egg was thrown at his face have released further details about the suspected vehicle involved.
The 31-year-old man lost his sight in one eye as a result of the incident which happened at around 11.15pm on Friday (10 January) in Newton Lane, Wigston.
The man, who was riding a motorcycle, had been travelling into Wigston when the egg was thrown from a car which was travelling in the opposite direction.
The man had a helmet on but the visor was up and the egg hit him in the face. The 31-year-old had emergency surgery, but the sight in his right eye could not be saved.
Police have now released further details in relation to the vehicle believed to be involved which is a red Seat Leon 69-plate car. The vehicle has since been recovered.
The investigation into the incident remains ongoing and officers continue to appeal to anyone with any information to make contact.
There was also a report of eggs being thrown from a car on Welland Park Road, Market Harborough, shortly after the incident in Newton Lane.
Police have also received reports of other incidents in the areas concerned, which are being looked into as part of enquiries.
At the weekend, a 17-year-old was arrested in connection with the incident in Newton Lane. Yesterday (Sun), he was released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Detective Constable Jack Thomas said: “Our investigations remain very much ongoing and we have now released the further details in relation to the car believed to be involved.
“Please think back to late Friday evening – did you see a red Seat Leon car in the area of Wigston or Market Harborough driving in a manner which caused you concern? Did you see eggs being thrown? Have you seen or heard any information since which may help our enquiries?
“As previously said, I appreciate it is not something you would necessarily think to report to the police initially, but this is a very serious incident which has led to the victim losing his sight in one eye. This is an incident which has seriously affected the victim’s life and the lives of his family.
“My thanks do go to those people who have come forward with information so far in relation to the incident. We are looking into this information received as part of our ongoing enquiries.”
Anyone with any information should contact 101 quoting crime number 20*19279.