Man, 77, terrorised by van driver in road rage incident

The Tesco petrol station at Clifton Moor, York. Photograph © Google Street View
25 Sep 2020 @ 12.13 pm
| Crime

A 77-year-old man was left fearing for his safety during a suspected “road rage” incident in York.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the events, which saw the victim being screamed at and his car allegedly damaged.

It happened between 8.30am and 9am on Tuesday (22 September) when the victim was driving his red Skoda Fabia car on the A1237 from Bishopthorpe towards Clifton Moor.

The victim reported that a cream-coloured van, driven by a man, was driving behind him and got too close.

When the victim braked to warn the other driver to ease off, the man in the van is alleged to have driven the vehicle in an aggressive manner and kept flashing the headlights.

The Skoda then turned off at the Tesco filling station at Clifton Moor.

Shouting and gesturing

The van driver then appeared, got out of the vehicle, and then started shouting and gesturing to the elderly victim.

It is alleged a wing mirror on the Skoda was damaged in the incident.

The victim told officers that a woman passenger in the van was also “shouting and screaming” at him.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

“In particular, we are appealing for information about whether any one has dash-cam footage of the incident.”

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Joseph Danson
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Email Joseph Danson here
Quote reference number 12200166731