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Appeal for witnesses following road rage related incident on Portsmouth Road Bursledon

Alert message sent 04/04/2021 14:53:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

We’re appealing for witnesses following a road rage related incident on Portsmouth Road, Bursledon.

The incident happened at around 7pm yesterday, Friday, 2 April, close to the Plough Public House on Portsmouth Road.

The victim, a man in his 40’s was driving a blue Renault Cleo along Portsmouth Road when he was overtaken by a dark blue BMW 3 series.

The BMW stopped abruptly in front of the Renault Cleo causing both vehicles to stop.

The BMW driver got out of his car, holding what is described as an iron bar or police style baton. He then approached the victim whilst shouting and making threatening gestures.

The victim reversed the Renault Cleo and drove off. The BMW then continued to pursue the victim around the Sholing area.

The victim managed to drive to Hedge End police station, at which point the BMW drove off in the direction of Bursledon.

No one was injured.

The BMW driver is described as:

• White
• Between 25 to 35 years old
• Of slim build
• Short brown / blonde hair
• Wearing blue jeans.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area of the Plough Public House on Portsmouth Road and the Sholing, Bursledon and Hedge End areas at around the time of the incident.

Did you witness the incident? Did you see two cars appearing to be racing in the areas described? Perhaps you have dash-cam footage that could help our investigation?

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting 44210124395.

Alternatively people can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Message sent by
Sarah Cartwright (Police, Corporate Communications, Hampshire)

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