Van driver 'assaults' Citroen Picasso driver in North Dorset road rage incident

Van driver 'assaults' Citroen Picasso driver in North Dorset road rage incident <i>(Image: Daily Echo)</i>
Van driver 'assaults' Citroen Picasso driver in North Dorset road rage incident (Image: Daily Echo)

POLICE are investigating a road rage incident in North Dorset after a Peugeot van driver allegedly assaulted a car driver.

A man aged in his 20s was driving a red Citroen Picasso on the B3081 from Shaftesbury to Gillingham behind a silver Peugeot Partner van.

As they drove toward the access to Port Regis School, the van began to brake sharply before indicating and coming to a stop.

The Citroen driver stopped behind and the driver of the van got out and approached the Citroen.

It was reported that he was shouting at the Citroen driver and when he opened the window, he assaulted the victim.

The victim did not sustain any injuries.

The driver of the Peugeot is described as white and six feet tall with short or balding hair and a light-coloured beard.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened at around 3.40pm on Sunday, November 20.

Police Constable Geraint Craig, of North Dorset police, said: “We are carrying out enquiries into this matter and I would urge any witnesses who have not already spoken to police to please contact us.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who may have captured anything of relevance on dashcam footage.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/contact or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220188516.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.