21/08/2017

Elderly Couple Left Shaken After Apparent “Road Rage” Incident, Middlesbrough

Police are appealing for information after an elderly person’s vehicle was criminally damaged following an apparent “road rage” incident on Friday 18th August at around 9.50am.

The incident is reported to have started on the slip road at the Metz Bridge roundabout at the traffic lights, coming off the A66 eastbound carriageway.
 
The offending vehicle - a white Suzuki driven by a woman with a child in the back seat - cut across the path of the victim’s Mercedes then pulled alongside, with a male occupant gesticulating at the elderly driver.

This continued up to the Hartington interchange where the cars stopped at a red light at which point the man got out of the Suzuki and threatened the other driver, telling him to get out of his car.  He then pushed the wing mirror against the Mercedes’ door and smashed it off its fixtures

When the elderly driver’s wife got out to note down the offending vehicle’s details she was threatened by the man.

An Arriva bus pulled up alongside and the driver asked if the elderly couple were ok.

The investigating officer is aware that details of this incident have been posted on local social media sites and appeals for the creator of the post to come forward, as well as any other witnesses or people with information.  Please contact PC Dave Stewart via the non-emergency 101 number.