Motorist assaulted at traffic lights
A driver has been attacked in a suspected road rage incident while sitting at traffic lights near Bath.
The victim was waiting at lights on the A4 at Newbridge Road at around 8.15am on Thursday, October 1, when an unknown man approached his car and began banging on the windows and swearing at him.
Damage was caused to the driver’s door wing mirror, and when he got out to inspect the damage, the unknown man assaulted him.
The offender was believed to be driving a silver van and Avon and Somerset Police have issued an appeal to anyone who may have seen the altercation, as well as a description of the attacker.
The statement said: “The victim was sitting in his car at traffic lights at the junction of Newbridge Road as it joins the A4 dual carriageway towards Bristol when an unknown man started banging on the driver door window and shouting and swearing at him. He then caused damage to the driver door wing mirror. When the victim got out of his car to inspect the damage, the offender returned and assaulted him.
“The offender is described as white, just shorter than six feet, in his late 40s to early 50s, with greying receding hair. He was driving a silver van. We’d like to hear from anyone who saw what happened or may have dash cam footage of the incident. If you can help, contact police on 101 and give the call handler the reference 5220222597.”
You can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form.