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Appeal for witnesses after two ‘linked’ road rage incidents in Nottingham

Police are appealing for key witnesses to come forward after two drivers were left shocked following separate reported road rage incidents.

A woman was giving way to an oncoming vehicle in Faraday Road, Lenton when a van overtook her.

After she sounded her horn, the van driver stopped, got out and opened her door.

He reportedly shouted at her, putting her and her two children in fear, before he took her keys from the ignition and threw them down the road before he drove off.

The incident happened around 4.50pm on Tuesday 6 June 2023.

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Police Constable Steve Allcock, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This must have been a very frightening experience for the victim. We are taking this matter seriously and an investigation is ongoing to establish the full circumstances.

“Due to being distressed, the victim didn’t get witness details from two females who approached her. Despite carrying out inquiries to trace them, including checking CCTV footage, unfortunately, these were negative.

“We believe these witnesses may have vital information about what happened, and we’re really keen to speak with them, as they may be able to assist with our investigation.

“If this is you, or you think you might know them, then please do get in touch.

“We’d also like to hear from anyone else who may have information about the incident, who hasn’t yet come forward.”

It’s believed the same suspect was involved in another road rage incident in Triumph Road, Lenton, around 4.15 pm on 14 May 2023.

The victim slammed on his car’s brakes after he was ‘cut up’ by a van.

The van driver got out and reportedly threw a can of lager at the victim’s car windscreen, causing it to smash, before he returned to his vehicle and drove off.

PC Allcock added: “This incident happened right outside the university sports pitches in Triumph Road so the area would have been busy with people at the time.

“Again, I’d urge anyone who witnessed this incident to please get in contact with us.”

If you have any information, please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident 581 of 6 June 2023 or 458 of 14 May 2023. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A 36-year-old man was arrested on Saturday (10 June 2023) on suspicion of using threatening, abusive, or insulting words or behaviour, driving without due care and attention and criminal damage.

He was subsequently released on bail while police continue with their inquiries.

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