Man repeatedly punched in Welwyn Garden City road rage attack

PUBLISHED: 09:41 01 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:41 01 May 2018

Peartree Lane near the mini roundabout with Tewin Road. Picture: Google Streetmap

Peartree Lane near the mini roundabout with Tewin Road. Picture: Google Streetmap

Google Streetmap

Police are trying to track down the good samaritans who rushed to the aid of a road rage victim in Welwyn Garden City.

Officers investigating an assault in Welwyn Garden City are appealing for two witnesses who came to the victim’s aid to make contact with police.

Between 1.15pm and 1.30pm on Thursday, April 5, the victim – a man aged in his 40s – was travelling along Peartree Lane close to the mini roundabout with Tewin Road when he beeped the motorist in front of him because he was driving erratically.

The offender stopped his vehicle and got out.

He approached the victim’s car and repeatedly punched him through an open window.

The offender then got back into his vehicle and drove off.

He is described as being a tall white man, aged in his 40s or 50s, of medium build with short brown hair and stubble on his face, with a longer moustache.

He was wearing a dark hoodie with lighter trousers.

PC Darren Turner, who is investigating, said: “The victim has told me that two people came to his aid following the incident to check he was OK.

“I would like to speak to these people as they may have information that could help our investigation.

“I would also like to speak to any other motorists who were in the area at the time and witnessed the incident to get in touch.”

•Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Turner by emailing, call the non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference B1/18/1264 or report information online at

•Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.

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