Woman Driver Punched In Face After Man Forced Her To Emergency Stop On A1
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Police are investigating an incident that saw a woman get punched in the face when another driver forced her to stop suddenly on an A-road.
The alleged assault took place on Wednesday 20 June at around 11.30am, when the woman was driving along the A1 at Great North Road near Long Bennington, Lincolnshire.
A male driver is believed to have cut her off ‘several times’ before stopping his car, in turn forcing the woman to come to a halt on the road.
After stepping out of his Blue Ford Puma, the man – who is described as being in his late 60s to early 70s - ‘punched’ the woman in the face.
According to Lincolnshire Police, he then simply drove off.
The force said in a statement: “We are appealing for witnesses and dash cam footage after an alleged assault on the A1 at Great North Road, Long Bennington.
“The male driver of a Blue Ford Puma is thought to have driven in an erratic manner, reportedly cutting off a female driver in a Silver Ford Focus several times.
“He is then said to have stopped his car, forcing the female to stop as well.
“The male has then got out of his vehicle, exchanged words the female and is then said to have punched her in the face.
“He is then said to have driven off along the A1 towards Grantham after the incident, which took place at around 11.30am.
“The man is described as being white, in his late 60s to early 70s, around 5’3 tall and of medium build.”
Lincolnshire Police is calling on the public to come forward with any information or dashcam footage that could help with the investigation.
We are appealing for witnesses and dash cam footage after an alleged assault on the A1 at Great North Road, Long Bennington. We believe the male pictured may be able to help us with our enquiries. If you can help, get in touch. More details https://t.co/H5VZ5Ve68K pic.twitter.com/eKKs0bwZA9— Lincolnshire Police (@LincsPolice) July 24, 2022
The force also said the man in the photo ‘may be able to help’ with enquiries, urging anyone who knows him or where he might be – or those who might recognise the vehicle – to get in touch by calling 101 quoting incident 136 of 20 June or emailing [email protected] quoting incident 136 of 20 June in the subject line.
Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can report via the independent charity CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.