Teenage driver ‘punched in face’ in York road rage incident

10 Nov 2014 @ 3.28 pm
| Crime
Scene of the incident: the junction of Elvington Lane and Hull Road. Photograph: Google Street View

A York driver was “punched in the face” by another motorist after the cars stopped at a busy city roundabout.

The incident happened at about 4.40pm on Tuesday, November 4. A man driving a silver estate car pulled up behind a black Vauxhall Corsa, which had stopped at the lights at the junction of Elvington Lane and Hull Road.

According to police the driver of the silver car “had a verbal altercation with the Corsa driver”, before he allegedly punched him in the face.

The Corsa driver, an 18-year-old man from Escrick, suffered a facial injury which requires ongoing medical treatment.

The suspect is described as white, aged in his mid-forties, around 5ft 7in tall, with a medium build.

He is bald with greying hair at the sides.

“If you witnessed this assault taking place, or can help to identify the man responsible, I urge you to come forward as you may have vital information which could help my enquiries,” said PC Graham Marshall, of York Safer Neighbourhood Team.

“I am also keen to speak to the driver of the silver car, so that I can understand the circumstances surrounding the incident, and ask them to contact me as soon as possible.”

Anyone who can assist with this investigation should contact York police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Graham Marshall.

Information can also be emailed to [email protected].

Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting reference number 12140191890.