Car hunted after road rage attack

Police want to trace the driver and passenger of a white Rover hatchback after a road-rage incident when a van was hit by a hammer in King's Lynn.

Police want to trace the driver and passenger of a white Rover hatchback after a road-rage incident when a van was hit by a hammer in King's Lynn.

The driver of a red Ford Transit van was travelling along London Road towards town from the Southgates at 2.45pm on Tuesday when he was overtaken by the white Rover, which clipped the van's mirror as it passed.

As the vehicles pulled up side by side at the next set of traffic lights, the Rover passenger got out of the vehicle and tried to open the passenger door of the van. He was unsuccessful and banged with his fist on the passenger window.

As the vehicles continued along, the Rover continued to straddle the lanes in front of the van and braked sharply.

At the St James swimming- pool traffic lights on Railway Road, the offending vehicle again pulled alongside the van and the passenger wound down his window and took out a hammer.

As both vehicles were moving, the suspect banged on the driver's door several times, causing dents and paintwork damage.

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The victim continued driving and went down Tennyson Avenue. He eventually lost the offender and phoned the police.

The driver and passenger of the Rover were white men, aged about 18. The passenger was about 5ft 7in, thin with mousey fuzzy hair and wearing a grey bomber jacket and a baseball cap.

The driver had black shaggy hair.

Officers investigating the incident are appealing for any witnesses and in particular the male driver of a skip lorry. The bottom half of his vehicle was blue and the top white. It had a red hydraulic lift.

The man was described as being in his 50s, wearing glasses and a blue boiler suit.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Laura Shreeve at King's Lynn police station on 0845 456 4567.