Road Rage Attack On M271

Police in Southampton are appealing for witnesses after 34-year-old man who was driving his car on the slip road off the M271 at Lordshill attacked by another driver who forced him to stop.

The man was in his car on the Southbound slip road to Lordshill on Sunday, January 29 at around 11am when he was undertaken by a green Vauxhall Astra. The driver of the green Astra then stopped on the slip road blocking the victim and other traffic. 

He got out of his vehicle and approached victims car in an abusive and aggressive manner. He then put his arm into the car and punched him in the head before getting back in his car and driving off.

The victim was left with slight bruising and swelling to his forehead.

The man is described as: white, in his 40s, around 6ft tall and of a stocky build. He had light coloured hair which was slightly greying. He was driving a green Vauxhall Astra which was a pre-2004 model.

It’s not known why the man attacked the victim and it’s thought it could be some sort of ‘road rage’ incident.

Police are now appealing for witnesses. There were several vehicles stopped by the incident and others who passed nearby and would have seen it.

Officers are now asking for anyone who did witnesses it who they haven’t yet spoken to or who thinks they recognise the attacker or his car to contact them.

They are asked to call PC Sean Owens at Shirley Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Ian Sainsbury: 023 80 533279
RMS: 44120041151
Ian Sainsbury MCIPR
Corporate Communications Officer (5 OCU)  
Southampton Central Police Station
Southern Road
Southampton  SO15 1AN  
Tel: 02380 533279 
Internal: 741379 
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