Man sprayed in eyes in St Albans road rage attack

PUBLISHED: 14:37 12 March 2011

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ST ALBANS: A man was sprayed in the eyes with a harmful substance in a recent road rage incident in the city centre.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following the assault in Aldwick on Saturday, February 27, between 6pm and 6.30pm.

The victim – a man in his teens – was forced to reverse back along the road along with another driver behind him after a man in what resembled a black 4x4 Chevrolet heading in the opposite direction failed to stop or give way to them.

The 4x4 driver then stopped his vehicle next to the victim’s and shouted something inaudible at him.

Both drivers then wound their windows down to talk which is when the victim was sprayed in the eyes with an alkaline substance leaving him with injuries which required hospital treatment.

His attacker then drove off in the direction of Hatfield Road.

The suspect is described as Asian in appearance, of medium build, with short black hair and aged about 35.

Pc Chris Fisher, investigating, said: “This kind of road rage behaviour is totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

“The victim is very lucky that he has only minor injuries to his eyes.

“I would encourage anyone with any information on the offence, who saw anything or thinks they can identify the offender to come forward.”

Anyone with any information on this crime should ring Pc Fisher via the non-emergency number 0845 33 00 222 or, alternatively, call Crimestoppers (an independent charity) anonymously on 0800 555111.


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