Nov 29 2011 By David Baker
A MAN who claims he was punched in the face in a Tesco car park is asking witnesses to come forward.
Paul Usiskin alleges that he was attacked by an angry shopper after a confrontation in the supermarket's car park in Station Road, Harrow, on Friday, November 4.
The 62-year-old said the pair had a heated exchange after he and his wife were nearly run over by the fellow shopper before he followed Mr Usiskin to his car and reached through his open window to punch him in the face.
But having called the police to the scene Mr Usiskin claims the other man denied all knowledge of the attack, which was not caught by the supermarket’s CCTV footage.
Mr Usiskin said: “Me and my wife were coming out of Tesco when this guy nearly reversed into both of us.
“I’m not proud of the fact that I used some strong language but he didn’t seem to care about what he was doing and we could have been seriously hurt.
“Following that exchange I walked to my car and just as we were about to leave he knocked in my car window and when I wound it down he punched me in the face.
“At the time there was a woman who said that she had witnesses the whole ordeal and even referred to him as a ‘bad man’ but the contact details she gave to the police to call for a witness statement don’t appear to work.
“I seem to be running out of ways to prove this man’s guilt because of the lack of CCTV footage but I don’t see why I should just lay down and accept being assaulted in public.
“If this woman contacted the police it may provide them with more evidence.”
Police confirmed they were called at 6.50pm on November 4 to the car park where a man alleged that he had been assaulted by a another man in the car park.
A spokesman added that two men aged 61 and 42 were spoken to by police and several independent witnesses also came forward and spoke to police.
CCTV footage was handed over to the police by Tesco, but a spokesman from the supermarket’s head office said: “Unfortunately the cameras don’t cover every part of the car park and this will be the situation in most places.”
Anyone with information can call David Baker on 07795 811 756.
No arrests have been made.