Police Appeal Following "Road Rage" Assault

Police Appeal Following "Road Rage" Assault

Kent Police are appealing for information following an assault on Friday (27th December) in Sittingbourne.

The incident occurred on Mill Way, between 7.40pm and 7.45pm, when a 27-year-old woman and a 26-year old man (both from the Sheerness area) were at the traffic lights outside the Morrisons supermarket andovertoo k a black Range Rover. It is believed that the driver of the Range Rover flashed their lights and used the horn. As a result of this the 26-year-old man decided to pull his Audi over to the side of the road and stop.

It is then reported that the Range Rover hit the back of the Audi and a group of women got out and started to punch the Sheerness couple. A large white vehicle, possibly a Toyota, pulled up in front of the Audi, stopping it from getting away. Two men then got out of this vehicle and reportedly smashed the windscreen of the Audi. The 26-year-old man was then punched in the face repeatedly.

Three women have been arrested in connection with this assault ( a 17 and 18 year-old from Queenborough) and a 17 year-old from Sittingbourne. Their vehicle was seized and examined for forensic evidence. They have been bailed pending further enquiries.

The man and woman received facial injuries in the incident and around £200 worth of damage was caused to their car.

The assault is being investigated by Sergeant Jason Hedges, from Sittingbourne Police Station, who told SFM News that the "assault left the victims terrified. In her statement the female victim said she thought she was going to die. We do know there were a number of motorists who may have witnessed the attack and we would like to hear from them so we can move the investigation forward. If you can help, please contact Kent Police on 101 or alternatively you can contact Kent CrimeStoppers free (from any landline) and anonimously  on 0800 555 111".

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