Ipswich road rage brawl

POLICE are today appealing for witnesses to a road rage incident where a raging drivers allegedly punched each other after a dispute at traffic lights.

POLICE are today appealing for witnesses to a road rage incident where a raging drivers allegedly punched each other after a dispute at traffic lights.

Two groups of men fought in Crown Street, Ipswich, on Saturday , causing traffic chaos in the town centre.

The brawl broke out outside Crown House at 5.55pm after the adult occupants of a BMW and a Rover were involved in a road dispute.

A ten-year-old boy was a passenger in one of the cars.


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The row began when the driver of the Rover was waiting at the traffic lights outside Yates' Wine Bar and the lights changed.

He hesitated before moving off and the driver in the car behind is alleged to have started beeping his horn.

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The driver of the Rover is then said to have gestured through his sun roof before the BMW allegedly overtook him and cut him up.

Both cars are then said to have stopped and the occupants got out and started punching each other in the street.

The driver of the Rover tried to get away and drove into the BMW before one of the other men allegedly jumped on his car and kicked the windscreen.

Police were called by a member of the public and as they arrived on scene were stopped and alerted to the incident by several other witnesses.

A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage to the windscreen.

He has been bailed to return to Ipswich police station on April 12.

A spokeswoman for Ipswich police said: “Two further suspects have been identified.

“However, it was very busy at this time and traffic was disrupted and stacked up on both sides of the street.

“Police are keen for any witnesses to contact them as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sergeant Scott Cullum at Ipswich police on 01473 613500.

Have you been a victim of road rage? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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