Motorist headbutted in “racist” road rage attack in Northampton town centre

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A motorist was headbutted and then subjected to racist abuse following a road rage incident in Northampton town centre.

Police today appealed for witnesses to the racist assault in St Michael’s Road, last Saturday, between 7.10pm and 7.30pm, when a 26-year-old man was driving along Upper Mounts, before turning into St Michael’s Road.

A small blue car was driving alongside him, to his right, when it suddenly cut in front and took the left turning into Overstone Road.

The victim pulled over to check his car, at which point a man approached the victim and began shouting racist abuse at him.

He then headbutted the victim, while continuing to shout racist abuse. Police said two members of the public then intervened and the offender returned to the blue car in which he was a passenger, before driving off down Overstone Road.

He was today described as white, aged about 50 and 5ft 7in with greying, blonde short hair and grey/blue coloured eyes. He had a stocky build and was wearing a dark blue cardigan, light blue patched shirt, blue denim jeans and dark coloured shoes.

The woman driving the blue car, which was possibly a Ford Fiesta, was white, aged 45-55, with short blonde hair and she had glasses hanging around her neck. She was wearing a green/brown cardigan.

Police want to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this incident, specifically the two members of the public who intervened.

Anyone with information can call Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.