'Road rage' attacks at Leamington roadworks

By Kevin Unitt 09/03 Updated: 09/03 14:58

A WORKMAN has been attacked by a motorist at the site of roadworks in Leamington town centre.

The 'road rage' style attack happened at the junction of Chapel Street and George Street at 9.40am on Thursday morning (March 8).

The workman was resurfacing the road when a man driving a red car tried to drive through the roadworks.

The workman said he could not, at which point the driver became aggressive and punched him to the face, causing him to fall to the ground and suffer a split lip and grazed elbow.

Police are appealing for witnesses and are keen to trace a female motorist in the car immediately behind the attacker's car.

Officers are also investigating possinle links to a similar incident at roadworks at the junction with Portland Place East at around 4.20pm on Wednesday afternoon (March 7).

The driver of a red saloon drove through barriers on a road closure and verbally threatened a road worker before driving off to Portland Street where he stopped and shouted more threats.

Anyone with information is urged to contact officers on 01926 415000 ext 4409 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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