Driver punched and spat at in York road rage attack

Boroughbridge Road close to its junction with the A1237. Photograph © Google Street View
11 Dec 2018 @ 11.38 am
| Crime, News

Police are seeking a key witness to a road rage incident in York.

Two suspects were arrested last week in connection with the incident, and police need to locate a member of the public who intervened – as they may be able to assist the investigation.

At about 5pm on Monday, November 12, a man was driving his BMW car and turned right from the A1237 onto Boroughbridge Road, before coming to a stop due to traffic.

A man got out of a Renault car that stopped directly behind the BMW. This man opened the door of the BMW, and there was a brief verbal exchange, before he hit the BMW driver.

A physical altercation followed, at which point a member of the public intervened by trying to separate the two men.

The female driver of the Renault car then got out of the car and spat at the BMW driver.

Following extensive enquiries, a man and a woman were arrested on Friday (December 7) in connection with the incident. They have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

As part of the investigation, police need to speak to the member of the public who intervened, or indeed anyone who witnessed the incident.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Police Investigator Katie Swift (collar number 6437)
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Quote reference number 12180211921