Driver assaulted on A39

Officers investigating an assault in West Somerset yesterday (Monday 4 January) are asking witnesses to come forward.

A man, in his 50s, was driving along the A39 towards Washford. The red car in front of him stopped near the Dragon House pub in Bilbrook at about 6.30pm.

The man had been forced to stop his own vehicle because of the action of the red car. The driver of the red car got out, and began remonstrating with him. He then punched him, leaving the victim with facial injuries before running off.

The assailant is described as white, male, in his early 40s, about 5ft 8ins, of medium build. He had short dark hair and was wearing a dark padded winter jacket.

His vehicle is said to be red, small and having a registration number beginning H368, or similar.

Police believe a number of other motorists may have been in the area travelling along the A39 at the time. Did you see what happened? Do you have dashcam footage of the incident?

If you can help, call 101 and give reference 5221002174.

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