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OAP hurt in road rage attack

By Wells Journal  |  Posted: December 12, 2013

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A PENSIONER has suffered a broken wrist during a "road rage" attack in Wells.

The 67-year-old followed a red Vauxhall Corsa from Whiting Way to the traffic lights outside Morrisons after he believed the driver had jumped a red light.

The OAP got out of his car and confronted the Corsa driver, believed to be in his mid to late 20s. The argument escalated and the victim was injured when he was pushed to the ground.

The Corsa driver then fled the scene.

Police are now looking for witnesses to the incident, which took place on December 2, at around 5.45 to 6pm.

The man they are looking for is described as being white, around 5ft 8ins tall, of stocky build and with shaven hair. He was wearing a grey T-shirt.

There was a woman passenger in his car who was also white, of slim build, about 5ft 6ins tall and aged between 25 and 30.

Inspector Mark Nicholson, from Wells Police Station, said: "This sort of behaviour will not be tolerated.

"It's an unusual incident for this area.

"You tend to get acts of road rage in more built-up areas where traffic is bad.

"Drivers need to be more patient.

"We can't say for sure yet what the details of this case were but incidents often come from small driver errors that people take umbrage with.

"The car seems to make people feel more powerful.

"I would advise people to stay in the car – don't get out."

"If you're a victim stay in your car and take down the number of the other vehicle involved. Then report it to the police."

Anyone who saw the incident or can help identify the man and woman is asked to call PC 2169 Whaites at Wells police on 101 quoting reference number 120809.

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