Police appeal after male motorist pushes woman in ‘driving-related assault’ near Feniton

Police are appealing for witnesses of a ‘driving-related assault’ near Feniton which saw a man push a woman after their cars met in a narrow road.

Officers are appealing for information and dashcam footage of the incident in Ottery Lane, between the East Devon village and Payhembury.

It happened between 4pm and 4.30pm on Saturday, December 5.

Police Constable Beth Kendrick, said: “We are investigating an incident which started with a man getting out of his blue 4×4-style vehicle and woman getting out of her red Mini Cooper, after meeting in the narrow part of the road.

“The male subsequently became aggressive and pushed the woman, who is aged in her 20s, multiple times to her chest area, causing her to stumble back.

“It is understood that there were a number of cars which had lined up behind their vehicles and we would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the assault or was driving along the road at that time and has dashcam footage which may have picked up the identity of the offender.

“The female has expressed her thanks to the people who stopped and checked on her welfare after the incident.”

Anyone with any information which could help the investigation is asked to call police on 101, or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting crime reference, CR/102077/20.

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