Driver attacked in road rage gang ordeal

A DRIVER was punched in the face by a gang of thugs in a road rage incident in Dewsbury last Saturday.

The victim, 22, was driving a blue Toyota Celica along Halifax Road at around 9pm when a silver car pulled in front and caused him to stop.

Three men got out and started shouting and swearing at the him. One of them punched the victim a number of times to his face and head and attempted to get into the driver’s seat.

As traffic built up behind, one of the men damaged the front nearside of the Toyota.

The thugs, all described as Asian and in their early 20s, then got back into their vehicle and drove off. One suspect, believed to be the driver, is about 5ft 7in tall with short, cropped hair and a square face. He was wearing a dark grey top, may have had a piercing in his left ear and spoke with a local accent but also used Asian language.

Another of the gang is about 5ft 7ins tall, of slim to medium build. He spoke with a local accent.

He was wearing dark clothes and had a dark grey scarf over the bottom part of his face.

The third suspect is about 5ft 6ins tall, had dark hair and was wearing dark clothes.

Det Con Andy Clayton, of Kirklees CID, said: “The men involved are not known to the victim. We understand that this incident has come off the back of an earlier traffic dispute.

“Thankfully the victim was not hurt but he has been left shaken by the confrontation.”

Anyone with information can call Kirklees CID on 101 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.

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