Young driver in ap­peal af­ter ‘road rage’ in­ci­dent

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A YOUNG woman is ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses to a sus­pected road-rage attack.

Hay­ley Burgess, 20, claims she was al­most run down by an an­gry mo­torist.

The al­leged attack fol­lowed a heated row be­tween her and a man on Bond Street, Macclesfield, on May 7.

Miss Burgess, of Drum­mond Way, Macclesfield, said she was so shaken by the ex­pe­ri­ence that she for­got to get con­tact de­tails for two wit­nesses.

How­ever, she did man­age to record the sus­pect’s ve­hi­cle reg­is­tra­tion num­ber which she has passed to po­lice. They have con­firmed they are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dent.

Miss Burgess said she was in her dark blue Ford Ka turn­ing right onto Catherine Street, which leads onto Bond Street, when the other mo­torist al­legedly cut her up.

She said: “I had just been to vote in Bro­ken Cross and was head­ing to my boyfriend’s on Park Lane. As I took the right, the other mo­torist came around me and then stopped in front of me.

“He then jumped out of his car and was swear­ing. He was adamant that I was in the wrong. He was eff­ing and jeff­ing at me. I was in shock at the abuse. I was shak­ing.

“He was jump­ing in and out of his car. I didn’t un­der­stand what he was talk­ing about. A woman came over to see if I was okay. While I was talk­ing to her he put his car in re­verse and drove to­wards me. I had to jump out of the way. It was ter­ri­fy­ing. I thought he was try­ing to run me over.

“He then sped off in the op­po­site di­rec­tion that he came from. He was ob­vi­ously try­ing to get away from the scene.”

Miss Burgess was re­as­sured by a woman, de­scribed as in her mid-30s, and the male driver of a bright blue Land Rover.

She is now ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses to come for­ward and cor­rob­o­rate her story.

She said: “Dur­ing our con­ver­sa­tion about what hap­pened, the gen­tle­man in the very dis­tinc­tive Land Rover said he was look­ing for Lloyd Street. The woman and I sug­gested he meant Lord Street. I hope he and the woman who was with me re­mem­ber.”

The sus­pect was driv­ing a dark blue Vaux­hall Vec­tra and is de­scribed as a man aged 35-45 with olive skin.

A spokesman for Cheshire Po­lice said: “We can con­firm that there was an al­ter­ca­tion be­tween two mo­torists on Bond Street Macclesfield at ap­prox­i­mately 9pm on May 7.”

Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact Cheshire Po­lice on 101 quot­ing in­ci­dent num­ber 905 of 7/5/15.

●● Hay­ley Burgess

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