Man who dragged woman out of car and left her stranded on busy A303 in Andover arrested

Police are appealing for witnessed following reports that a driver dragged his female passenger out of the car and left her on the roadside on the A303. One man has been arrested in connection to this incident.
A man in his 50s has been arrested after a woman was dragged out of a car and left abandoned on a busy stretch of road near Andover. Credit: ITV News Meridian

A man has been arrested for dragging a woman out of his car and abandoning her on a stretch of a busy road near Andover.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following the incident where the female passenger was left stranded on the A303 in Wiltshire.

The incident was reported to police at around 7.30pm on Thursday (27 October).

Fears for the woman's welfare have been compounded as the stretch of busy rural road appears to have no emergency area or hard shoulder.

Wiltshire Police said the car pulled over on a slip road for the A338 Tidworth junction, when the driver got out of the vehicle, dragged the passenger out, and left her at the side of the road.

The pair are known to each other, police said, and a man in his 50s was arrested.

Wiltshire Police are looking to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who may have relevant dashcam footage, to help them in their ongoing investigations.