Dagenham driving instructor punched in the face 15 times by children on pushbikes

Children damaged a learner driver car. Picture Butt

Children damaged a learner driver car. Picture Butt - Credit: Butt

A Dagenham driving instructor was surrounded by “children on pushbikes” pelted with eggs and punched in the face 15 times.

Naeem Butt, 58, was driving along Longbridge Road, Dagenham when a youth on a bike jumped out in front of him.

He says he braked to avoid an accident and then saw another child in his rear view mirror.

“Out of nowhere” other children circled him and started to throw eggs through the open window into his passenger seat.

They also vandalised his car and broke his wing mirror.

“Because of the weather my windows were down,” he told the Post.

“After they threw eggs in my car they started punching me in the face about 15 to 18 times.”

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A resident witnessed the incident and called the police.

Mr Butt, whose main instruction routes are in Redbridge, went to hospital and was told he was “lucky” to walk away with only soft tissue damage.

“I have no idea why they did it, when they started punching me I didn’t know what to do,” he added.

“This is the second time it has happened to me in that area”.

During a similar incident a few months ago, Mr Butt was pelted with eggs and bottles while travelling in his driving instructor’s car.

He continued: “I have a six-year-old daughter and I am worried to take her out in the car with me in case it happens when she is with me.”

A Met Police spokesman confirmed that an incident on Monday, July 3 at 9pm was reported to them.

Police say they have made no arrest and have exhausted all avenues of inquiry.