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Man punched in the face during road rage incident near Aldermaston

55-year-old assaulted for asking driver to not use a mobile phone behind the wheel

John Herring

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John Herring

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01635 886633

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A man was punched in the face during a road rage incident in West Berkshire. 

The 55-year-old was assaulted after he asked a driver not to use his mobile phone while driving on the A4 Bath Road near the junction with Beenham Hill near Aldermaston. 

The driver left his vehicle and punched the victim in the face through his open car window before driving off towards Beenham. 

The assault happened at about 8.15pm on Friday, July 3.  

The assailant is described as white, in his mid 30s, 5ft 11ins tall, stocky and with short dark hair.

His vehicle is described as a work’s vehicle.

The victim sustained bruising to his face but did not attend hospital.

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the offender in the area or anyone acting suspiciously.

Officers would particularly like to speak to a woman driving a black BMW estate car who may have witnessed the incident.

Anyone with information should contact PC Mark Simpson of Newbury police station via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers (opens new window) anonymously on 0800 555 111 No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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