Road rage wrench attack


Driver saw red

An enraged driver got out of his car and tried the smash the car window of another road user who had beeped his horn in a road rage incident on Chestnut Avenue in Chandler’s Ford on Sunday (Feb 20).

The incident happened shortly before 1.30pm

A 28-year-old man was driving a white Vauxhall Combo van when a Maroon coloured BMW reportedly cut across him at a roundabout. The man sounded his horn at the vehicle which caused the driver of the BMW to stop his vehicle, blocking the road.

The man driving the BMW then got out of his vehicle and approached the white van. He hit the driver’s side window of the white van with what was believed to be a wrench and kicked the driver’s door. He then ran back to his vehicle and made off at speed.

Minor damage was caused to the van, including a small chip to the window and footmarks left on the driver’s door. The cost of the damage is not known at this time.

Police are keen to speak to the driver of the BMW. He is described as:

White, Aged in his early 50s around 5ft 8ins tall with slim build and slightly unshaven with scruffy grey hair.  He was wearing a checked shirt and jeans

The man was driving an old style BMW saloon, which was maroon in colour.

Police are also keen to hear from a member of the public who is believed to have filmed this incident on their mobile phone.

PC Paul Osborne, of Eastleigh police station, said:

“This incident happened in broad daylight on a busy section of road and we are urging any witnesses to come forward. If anyone knows the identity of the BMW driver or the registration number of his vehicle then please get in touch.

“We would also like to hear from a member of the public who was possibly filming the incident on their mobile phone as this footage could be of great value to our investigation.”

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact PC Paul Osborne at Eastleigh police station on 101, or to report to CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.

Photo: Brano Hudak