A Sidcup pensioner was left battered and bruised after being violently assaulted in his car by an irate thug who followed him as he drove home.

Stuart Emery, 78, had just dropped his wife off for a night out at a restaurant with pals on Thursday, July 4, when he was repeatedly punched in the head near Sidcup station by a "stocky" man with grey hair and glasses.

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The extent of Mr Bembury's shocking injuries. Credit: Kate Elizabeth Boyton

Speaking to News Shopper, daughter of the traumatised victim, Kate Boyton, told of her shock upon hearing her father suffered such a brutal attack.

"It's absolutely digusting.

"He could have killed him," she said.

Mrs Boyton went on to explain how a minor traffic altercation had led to the unnecessary violence which left her father bleeding from arm and head wounds.

"He was just travelling down Main Road when another car pulled out on the left hand side and straight in front of my dad's car.

"The other car was in front of him for a while but when my dad pulled into his own road he saw that the car was now following him, so he just started going around the block a few times instead of leading him to the house," she said.

Mrs Boyton went on to explain that when her father had reached the crossroads near Sidcup Station, the other driver hopped out of his car and approached her father's open window.

"He literally punched and punched and continued to punch him in the face," she explained.

After the lights went green, the driver reportedly fled in his car while Mr Bemery sat there suffering from a number of injuries following the shocking ordeal.

"I keep getting flashbacks of the night.

"The pain and the action of being punched will never leave me, I’ve never been hit so hard," he said.

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Credit: Kate Elizabeth Boyton

After Mr Embury returned home to call the police, he then had to inform his wife who already is unwell with a lung infection.

"We then had to tell her after which didn't help her health at all," said Mrs Boyton.

Mrs Boyton shared her father's grisly tale on social media with the hope of hearing from potential witnesses, which has since been shared more than 1,000 times.

"We have thanked everyone and very overwhelmed by the support coming in," she said.

A Met spokeswoman has since said: "Police were called at 8:32pm on Thursday, July 4, to reports of an assault that happened earlier in the evening in Longlands Road, Sidcup.

"Officers attended the victim’s home address, a man aged in his 70s, and found him suffering from facial injuries. The victim was given first aid by officers.

"The victim told officers he had been involved in a road rage incident with the suspect prior to the assault.

"Following the verbal altercation, the victim was stationary at traffic lights in Longlands Road, near the junction with Station Road, when the suspect got out of his car and repeatedly punched the victim in the face through the open car window.

"The suspect then got back in his vehicle and drove off in the direction of Sidcup Road.

"No arrests have been made. Enquiries continue.

"Anyone with information or dash cam footage of the incident is asked to contact police on 101 quoting CAD 8255/04JUL or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. "