Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by tom herbert tom.herbert@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter: @TRHer­bert

A man was threat­ened with what he be­lieves to be a firearm af­ter a car crash near Ger­rards Cross on sun­day.

Po­lice are ap­peal­ing for in­for­ma­tion and say they are tak­ing re­ports of the gun threat on the M25 very se­ri­ously.

The al­leged vic­tim was driv­ing on the M25 be­tween junc­tions 15 and 16, trav­el­ling clock­wise, at about 7.30pm on Sun­day when he no­ticed the ve­hi­cle be­hind him be­ing driven er­rat­i­cally and lane swap­ping.

It then pulled along­side the vic­tim's car and the two ve­hi­cles col­lided.

The driver then pulled out what the vic­tim be­lieves was a hand­gun and pointed it at him be­fore then driv­ing away.

The vic­tim was not in­jured in the ac­ci­dent or the sub­se­quent in­ci­dent.

The of­fender is be­lieved to be a white man, in his mid to late thir­ties, with spiky hair. He was driv­ing a sil­ver Mercedes. Thames Val­ley Po­lice of­fi­cers are ap­peal­ing for in­for­ma­tion and would like to speak to any­one who wit­nessed the in­ci­dent or who has any in­for­ma­tion which could help with the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

In­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer, Det Con Chris Downs, from Force CID based at Ayles­bury po­lice sta­tion, said: “We are tak­ing this re­port of a sus­pected firearm be­ing seen on the M25 very se­ri­ously and are con­duct­ing a thor­ough in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

“If any­one saw the of­fender's ve­hi­cle ei­ther be­fore or af­ter the in­ci­dent, or has any other in­for­ma­tion which could help with this in­ves­ti­ga­tion, please get in touch as soon as pos­si­ble.”

If you have any in­for­ma­tion about the in­ci­dent please call the 24-hour Thames Val­ley Po­lice en­quiry cen­tre on 101.

If you do not want to speak di­rectly to the po­lice you can con­tact the in­de­pen­dent char­ity Crimestop­pers anony­mously on 0800 555 111.

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