Police appeal after Bedford road rage incident leaves man with “nasty injury”

Police Appeal witness

Police are on the hunt for a motorist after an apparent road rage incident on Rowallan Drive, Bedford left another man with a fractured cheekbone.

On 12 October (Monday), at around 2.45 pm, a man driving along Rowallan Drive, Bedford, was forced to stop suddenly when a white 4×4 vehicle pulled out of Poplar Avenue.

The driver of the 4×4 is said to have got out of his car and approach the other driver, verbally abusing and threatening him.

He then punched the victim twice through the open car window, fracturing his cheekbone, before getting back into the 4×4 and driving towards Kimbolton Road.

The offender is described as a black man in his 40s, of stocky build, with short, cropped hair and stubble. He was wearing a red and black tracksuit top. He was also wearing glasses.

Police also say there are reports a female passenger was also in his vehicle.

“Everyone should have the right to use our county’s roads safely and our lines of enquiry so far have proved negative, so we are appealing to the public for help,” said PC Luke Skelton, of the force’s Crime Investigation Team.

“The victim sustained a nasty injury and has been left badly shaken up by this incident.

“This took place at a time when many people would possibly have been out on a school run, so we are hoping someone remembers seeing either the incident or the white 4×4 during this time.

“I would especially like to hear from anyone who may have dashcam footage of the area at the time.”

If you have any information or dashcam footage that may help police with their inquiries, you can contact the police through their online reporting center quoting reference 40/55558/20.

Or you can call independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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