Motorist attacked during road rage incident near Shortstown

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Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 44 year old motorist was punched in the face during an altercation near Shortstown.

The incident happened at the A421 Shortstown roundabout at 10.40am on September 29 after the victim had slowed down as he followed a learner driver.

A man driving a black Golf also slowed down behind the victim and became agitated. Both the victim and the black Golf driver then overtook the slow moving vehicle before the Golf driver began to drive erratically, tailgating the victim.

Both the victim and Golf driver pulled up in a layby where a verbal altercation started resulting in the victim being punched in the face several times.

The officer investigating, PC Kerry Jones, is keen to trace other motorists or pedestrians who may have witnessed the incident.

PC Jones said: “This incident happened in broad daylight and in a very busy area of the town. The victim has been left with two cuts to his face and I would urge anyone who saw the altercation or anyone who can help identify the driver of the Golf to come forward and help this investigation.”

The Golf driver is described as a white man, 6ft tall, medium build, mid 20’s with short auburn cropped hair and wearing a dark jumper and jeans.

Anyone with information relating to this crime can contact PC Jones, at Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively you can call the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.