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Caught on CCTV: Moment thug smashes MS woman to the ground and breaks her jaw in four places with single punch in row over parking: VIDEO

Heather Smith, 49, who has multiple sclerosis, was punched in the face outside her shop in Greater London. Her business partner Keith Edwards was dragged along by the man's open car door as he drove away
  • Heather Smith, 49, had three operations and a metal plate in her jaw 
  • Havering cleaning supplies business owner says she is in constant pain
  • Business partner Keith Edwards is offering £1,000 for information on man
The moment a man knocked a woman with multiple sclerosis to the ground when a parking row escalated has been caught on CCTV.

Police are now hunting for the man who broke 49-year-old Heather Smith's jaw after she told him he couldn't park in front of her business in Havering, Greater London.

The man, who has not been identified, knocked the 5ft 1in woman off her feet and drove off with the door of his car open.

In the video the man, who appears to be in his 20s, is wearing a matching light tracksuit with a hood.

The attack took place in front of Ms Smith's cleaning supply company in on Ardleigh Green Road in Hornchurch.

Ms Smith had to have a three-and-a-half hour operation at Queen's Hospital, Romford, to put a metal plate and pins in her jaw.

She faces a further operation if the facial fractures don't heal properly.
The business owner can be seen approaching the man, who pulls his black car close to the door of her shop.

Business partner, Keith Edwards, 53, approached the man and a passenger when they get out of the vehicle.

Ms Smith can be seen standing at the back of the car before moving to the side where she is approached by the man who will hit her.

She appears to engage the young man in conversation before things turn ugly. She becomes upset and grabs him and pulls him by the arm before swinging towards him.

'I dragged the guy away from Keith after I realised he was going to hit him,' she said.

The video shows Ms Smith missing but he hits back, striking her in the jaw. She falls to the floor and Mr Edwards comes over to shout at the man, continuing to do so as he gets in his car.

The track-suited man drives off as Mr Edwards is holding on to the open car door, dragging him down the drive with him and leaving Ms Smith on the floor.
'The pain was unbelievable but I couldn't get up because my legs were shaking,' she said.

'I was so afraid he was going to come back,' said Heather, who said two weeks later that she was still in agony.

'Now I'm afraid he'll do it again. If he can do that to me, he could do much worse.'

Her outraged business partner, Keith Edwards, 53, has now put up a £1,000 reward for information leading to the attacker's arrest.

Mr Edwards said: 'It's shocking.

'I don't know who can punch a woman, especially someone who is 5ft 1in and nearly in her 50s.

'Now I'm worried he'll do it again.'

Mr Edwards said: 'I told them they couldn't park there, but they weren't having any of it.

'They were immediately confrontational and abusive.'

He said he had his glasses knocked off as tempers flared when the driver returned from the shop just seconds later.

'It was horrible,' she said.

Heather said she's only left her home four times since the vicious assault just after midday on March 16.

She said: 'I'm in constant pain and still having to take the full dosage of medication.

'We just hope the police catch the man who did this to me.'

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