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8 December 2011, 12:16
Essex Police have today (Thursday December 8th) released images of a woman who was seriously injured when a concrete block was thrown through her car windscreen from a bridge on the A12.
Carol Manley, 57, suffered multiple rib and facial injuries when a bucket sized block smashed through the windscreen of her car it passed under West Hanningfield Road Bridge near Galleywood just after 10pm on Thursday, December 1st.
Her husband Steve, 56, had been driving the car back towards their home in Harold Hill and suffered minor cuts and bruises in the attack which was the second of its kind on the same day.
Thirty minutes earlier, mother and daughter Lisa and Stella Horne narrowly missed being injured when a large rock was dropped from the Fryerning Lane Bridge onto the Vauxhall Astra in which they were travelling.
Police are treating both attacks as attempted murder and have recovered the missiles which struck both cars.
Mother of two Lisa Horne had been travelling home to Chelmsford after a day's Christmas shopping at Lakeside when the concrete stuck her car just before 9.30pm.
The 26-year-old spoke out about her experience earlier this week in the hope it would help police catch those responsible.
Police have increased patrols along the A12 and bridges and forensic examinations of the items recovered and the bridges is continuing.
Meanwhille charity Crimestoppers has issued a reward of up to £3,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.
Anyone with is urged to contact detectives in the incident room at police headquarters on 0300 333 4444 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.