The incident happened on Sunday (August 16) sometime between 6.45pm and 7.00pm as the victim was parked in a layby on Stanwell Moor Road. A blue Audi and white vehicle pulled up alongside the black Ford Transit.
A number of men got out of the back of the Audi and smashed the windscreen, windows and bodywork of the van with a baseball bat. Weapons, believed to be a samurai sword an axe handle and a wooden truncheon were then used against the victim causing injuries to his arm which required hospital treatment.
Following the incident the Audi made off in the direction of Heathrow before returning on the opposite carriageway heading towards Stanwell.
A 28-year-old man from Datchet, Slough is currently on bail in connection with the incident.
A burnt out Audi has since been recovered by Thames Valley Police in Lovehill Lane in the Langley area.
DC Heather Francis investigating officer from North Surrey CID said: “This was a vicious attack against a lone man and this type of violence cannot be allowed in our communities. I want to speak with anyone who may have seen this shocking episode – were you driving along Stanwell Moor Road at the time of the incident or did you notice either of the vehicles in the lead up to the event? You may have the detail which could help officers bring the offenders to justice.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference 45150073075 or by using the online reporting system found at https://my.surrey.police.uk/splonlinereportingweb. Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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