Stu­dent at­tacked in shared space rage

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page - by Thom Mor­ris tmor­ris@thek­m­group.co.uk

A COL­LEGE stu­dent who was at­tacked in Ash­ford’s shared space in a road rage in­ci­dent has said Jeremy Clark­son was right when he pre­dicted peo­ple would die in a “Jaguar dance of death”.

The 19-year-old, who does not want to be named, said he was walk­ing with his sis­ter and some old school friends when he was nearly run over out­side Deben­hams.

The South Kent Col­lege stu­dent said: “I was try­ing to cross the road and as I did so this Audi driver put his foot down and came at me. He flew past me and I could feel the wind be­hind me as he zoomed past. I shouted to him it was a 20mph zone and then shared space passed its first an­niver­sary without a sin­gle crash. Ash­ford’s Joint Trans­porta­tion Board heard that there had been no in­jury ac­ci­dents since the scheme be­gan in Novem­ber 2008.

Po­lice are now ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses to the in­ci­dent. It hap­pened on De­cem­ber 11 at 9-9.30pm on El­wick Road just out­side Deben­hams. The car was a black Audi A4 and the man had a crew cut.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call po­lice on 01303 289180 or Crimestop­pers anony­mously on 0800 555 111.

The shared space area where the at­tack hap­pened

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