Appeal for Witnesses Following Suspected ‘Road Rage’ Incident on A1027

Officers are appealing for witnesses after a suspected ‘road rage’ incident occurred on the A1027 slip road towards Billingham.

The incident occurred this morning, Friday 7th September at around 7am when the driver of a white Mercedes A Class and a grey BMW were reportedly involved in an altercation on the A19 (close to the A689 slip road on Wolviston).

Both vehicles drove on, then pulled over on the slip road on the A1027 towards Billingham and both drivers remained in their vehicles and had a verbal altercation. The 19-year-old male driver of the Mercedes allegedly then threw an unknown substance towards the 44-year-old male driver of the BMW.

As a result, the driver of the BMW was taken to James Cook University Hospital where he is being treated for irritation to the skin on his face.

The 19-year-old driver of the Mercedes was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and for possessing a weapon for the discharge of a noxious liquid and currently remains in custody.

Anyone who witnessed the manner of driving of the vehicles prior to the incident happening or whilst the vehicles were pulled over in the slip road is asked to contact PC David Leen from Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting 165158 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.