Crawley man arrested after ‘road rage’ attack

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A 29-year-old Crawley man has been arrested over what police say appeared to have been a ‘road rage’ attack on the A264 at Copthorne last night.

Police say they are seeking witnesses after a 67-year-old motorist was attacked in the incident at around 10.30pm yesterday.

The victim, a man from Gloucestershire, was travelling to East Sussex with his wife, also 67, and had been followed off the M23 motorway by another car.

A police spokesman said: “It was reported that the victim was overtaken by this car, before the driver got out and attacked him and then drove off.

The victim received first aid but did not attend hospital.”

The Crawley man arrested on suspicion of assault is currently in custody while enquiries continue, say police.

Anyone who saw what happened or noticed either vehicle being driven before the incident is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting serial 1492 of 08/08.

Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org).