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MP says that lessons must be learned from dreadful killing

Sir Peter Bottomley MP, who represents Worthing where the victim of road rage victim Don Lock lived, says it's important that we learn lessons from the tragedy, and reduce the amount of risk.

Driver's road rage attack on another motorist's car

Police are appealing for information about the road rage incident Credit: PA

Police are hunting for a driver who attacked another motorist's car in a road rage incident in East Grinstead.

It happened on a busy one-way system at around 5.30pm on Wednesday (2 March) as both drivers were leaving the Esso garage in Station Road. The driver of a white Volkswagen Golf forced his way in front of a blue Toyota Celica, causing that driver to brake hard.

Police were told the Golf driver then got out of the car before slamming on the bonnet of the Celica, kicking the door and bending the nearside windscreen wiper. He then opened and slammed the victim's door shut.

Anyone with information should contact Sussex Police on 101. The suspect is described as a white man, of stocky build, aged around 30, with black hair.


Cycling club pays tribute to Don Lock

Don Lock no longer raced competitively for the club Credit: Excelsior Cycling Club/Facebook

A cycling club has paid tribute to long-time member Don Lock after he was stabbed to death on the A24 in a "frenzied" attack.

Mr Lock was killed in an apparent road rage attack after attending a time trial event held by Worthing Excelsior Cycling Club - of which he had been a member for around half a century.

Adrian Palmer, secretary of the club, described Lock's death as an "irreplaceable loss".

Appeal after road rage incident

Officers investigating a road rage incident in Weymouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward.

At around 1.50pm on Tuesday 24 March 2015, an altercation took place in King Street.

The victim was stopped in her small purple car at traffic lights as she headed out of Weymouth when a man got out of a blue Ford Focus and approached her vehicle.

When the victim stepped out of her car, the offender verbally abused and threatened her.

“This was an upsetting incident for the victim. I am appealing to anyone who may have seen or heard the incident to please call Dorset Police. All calls will be treated in strict confidence.”

– Police Constable Gideon Pritchard

Road rage attacker punches driver and tries to pull him through car window - in busy Tesco car park

The victim of a road rage incident has been punched by a driver who also tried to pull through him through the car window.

The incident, in which a 63-year-old man suffered injuries to his face and arms, happened in a busy Tesco car park on Tuesday afternoon.

Police said: "The victim was driving a Citroen Picasso along the A30 from Ludwell towards Shaftesbury when a gold or bronze 4x4 vehicle pulled out into his path, causing the victim to slam on his brakes and sound the horn.

"The offender pulled over to the side of the road to allow the victim to pass before following his vehicle to the Tesco car park in Christy’s Lane.

"While the victim was reversing into a parking space, the offender approached and, without provocation, aimed a punch through an open window, knocking off his glasses. The suspect also attempted to pull the victim through the car window."

Road rage incident in Reading

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after an assault in Wigmore Lane in Reading on Sunday.

At around 9.15pm the victim, a 21-year-old man, was driving along Portman Road on to Wigmore Road in the direction of Oxford Road, in his silver Vauxhall Corsa. The vehicle in front of his, a silver Volvo V70 stopped and the driver got out.

An argument followed between the two drivers resulting in the driver of the Volvo punching the victim in the face causing facial injuries and a cut lip.

The offender is white, aged in his twenties or mid-thirties of average build, with short brown hair. He was wearing casual clothing.


Man jailed for road rage incident

A man has been sentenced to nine months behind bars suspended for 18 months, for dangerous driving during an incident on the A27 at Shoreham in Sussex last June.

Mark Bennett, 37, of Brighton Road in Worthing was found guilty of dangerous driving at Brighton Crown Court on 10th January 2013.

He was also sentenced to a three month curfew order between 9pm - 5am, 150 hours of unpaid work, required to take an extended driving test, and ordered to pay £3,500 in court costs.

Sussex Police said officers were called to a road rage incident on 6.45pm on 2nd June 2012.

They found a damaged silver Vauxhall Corsa on the Eastbound carriageway of the A27 Shoreham flyover. The driver said that starting from the Lancing Manor roundabout Bennett had overtaken their vehicle and braked directly in front of them causing them to lose control and collide with Bennett.

"The collision was caused by the aggressive and dangerous driving of the defendant Bennett. It was lucky that no-one was seriously injured or killed as a result of these actions.

" I hope that the result of this court case sends out a clear message that driving in such a manner will not be tolerated on the roads of Sussex."

– PC Pete Blake of Sussex Police's Roads Policing Unit