HAMPSHIRE POLICE have released an urgent online appeal for witnesses or information after a man was assaulted in a ‘road rage’ incident on a key route in the outskirts of Fareham, which came late last week during the early evening rush hour period as commuters ended the working week.
It is reported that a motorcyclist was assaulted by the driver of a Honda CR-V at approximately 4:45pm on Friday afternoon (July 22); the alleged incident occurring on the Segensworth Roundabout near the A27 Southampton Road, which is located opposite the TGI Friday restaurant and Premier Inn hotel.
The victim, aged thirty-five years old, was allegedly pulled to the floor and kicked in the head during the assault. No serious injuries or hospital treatment has been reported at the time of writing but his motorbike was damaged as a result of the incident and some repair work is needed.
As part of their enquires police have arrested a fifty-five year old man from Fareham on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm (ABH) and criminal damage. He has been released from custody but remains under investigation while enquiries continue in the near future.
In the meantime officers are keen to hear from any nearby motorists who witnessed this incident; again taking place in a normally busy time on a key road. This can include any dash cam footage of the assault itself, alongside the events leading up to it or the immediate aftermath.
Anyone with information or footage is asked to contact police by calling the non-emergency number 101 and quote the case’s reference number 44220295563. They can also submit details using the online reporting tool available on the Hampshire Police website, with support and guidance available here.
Alternatively, readers can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously by calling 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form which can be found through their website: https://orlo.uk/250kR.
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