Dad threatened while riding with his daughters in Wellingborough road rage incident

The driver got out of his car to threaten the cyclist after revving the engine, sounding the horn and exchanging words with him

By Stephanie Weaver
Tuesday, 4th August 2020, 10:15 am
Tom was out riding with his daughters when he was threatened by a driver in Wellingborough
Tom was out riding with his daughters when he was threatened by a driver in Wellingborough

A cyclist was threatened while out riding with his daughters during a road rage incident in Wellingborough.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident which took place in Hardwick Road, Wellingborough, on Wednesday, July 29.

Between 6.10pm and 6.15pm, a 38-year-old man and his six-year-old daughter were on a tandem bike and his seven-year-old daughter was riding her bike just in front on Hardwick Road.

A spokesman for Northants Police said: "As they approached the junction to Bush Close, a white 69-plate BMW 1 series came up behind and the driver revved the engine and sounded the horn.

"He pulled alongside the cyclists and exchanged words with the father.

"The driver then parked in a layby and got out of his car to threaten the man, who continued cycling past.

"He got back in his car and overtook the family, nearly hitting an oncoming car, and turned into either Torrington Road or Vicarage Farm Road."

The driver is described as white, in his 30s, between 5ft 9in and 5ft 10in, of a medium build with short dark brown hair with a bit of ginger, and unshaven.

He was wearing a white t-shirt and trousers.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed this incident is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting reference number 20000391954.

Or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Message from the editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

In order for us to continue to provide trusted local news on this free-to-read site, I am asking you to also please purchase a copy of our newspaper.

Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the highest standards in the world. The dramatic events of 2020 are having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers and consequently the advertising that we receive.

We are now more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news by buying a copy of our newspaper.

Thank you