Appeal for witnesses after 'road rage' assault in Preston

The attack took place on Blackpool Road. Image courtesy of Google
The attack took place on Blackpool Road. Image courtesy of Google
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Motorists who could hold vital information relating to a violent assault are being sought by Preston police officers.

Officers were called around 9.30am on July 25 following reports of an assault close to Budget Booze and Food in Blackpool Road.

A 46-year-old man had been driving a blue Ford Focus when he became involved in an altercation with another driver in a black Fiat 500.

Both men stopped the vehicles with the driver of the Fiat approaching the Ford, damaging a wing mirror, before punching the victim and grabbing him by the throat.

The attacker then made off from the scene

Officers have today (Monday, August 7) launched an appeal for information and are particularly keen to speak to a woman driver believed to have witnessed the attack.

Sgt Richard Horton, of Preston Police, said: “The drivers have had an altercation and one of the motorists has alleged he has been assaulted and his wing mirror damaged by the other man

“A woman in a red coloured vehicle was blocked by the two vehicles during the incident. We believe she might have seen what happened and are particularly keen to speak to her.

“Other drivers blocked by the vehicles may have also witnessed the assault.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 0369 of July 25.