Jogger struck in face by egg

Police tape
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A JOGGER may have suffered permanent eye damage after being hit in the face by an egg in an “act of crass stupidity”.

The 37-year-old woman was treated by doctors at Harrogate Hospital after being struck by the missile, thrown from a passing car as she jogged along Leeds Road.

She had run from the Prince of Wales roundabout shortly before 9pm on Sunday night and had passed Johnson’s Dry Cleaners when two cars, travelling side by side, approached from the opposite direction.

Someone in one of the cars threw the egg at her, which hit her in the left eye. It is not yet known if the damage will be permanent.

PC Daniel Ridgeway, of the Harrogate Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Throwing objects from vehicles is an act of crass stupidity.

“The assault has naturally left the victim feeling very upset. These injuries are very nasty but they could have been far worse and may still lead to permanent damage.

“I urge anyone who can identify the person responsible for this mindless act to contact me as soon as possible as I need to speak to them.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0845 6060247, quoting reference number 12110053554, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.