Driver followed and attacked in motorway 'road rage' incident on M62

Police are appealing for information after a man was seriously assaulted in a motorway ‘road rage’ incident.

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 11:13 am
Updated Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 11:14 am
The incident happened on the M62 on Monday.

The victim, a 24-year-old man, needed hospital treatment for a deep cut to his forehead after being punched by a man during the incident on the slip road at Junction 29 of the M62 on Monday.

The incident occurred between 5.30pm and 5.45pm.

The victim had been driving his orange Ford Fiesta westbound on the M62 when the suspect’s car joined the motorway at Junction 30 and an altercation took place.

The suspect car tailgated the victim and continuously flashed his headlights before overtaking and forcing him to stop.

Detectives from Leeds District CID are carrying out enquiries to identify the driver or vehicle involved and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, particularly anyone with any relevant dashcam footage that could assist the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting crime reference 13210257651 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.