Road rage man found guilty

A 26-year-old man has been found guilty of a road rage attack during which he punched another motorist in the face.Philip Richardson of Church Lane, Rede, will be sentenced during the first week of December after a pre-sentence report has been prepared on him.

A 26-year-old man has been found guilty of a road rage attack during which he punched another motorist in the face.

Philip Richardson of Church Lane, Rede, will be sentenced during the first week of December after a pre-sentence report has been prepared on him.

Richardson had denied assaulting 53-year-old John Nash, of Chevington, causing him actual bodily harm.

Ipswich Crown Court heard that Mr Nash had been driving home from work in Bury St Edmunds at about 9pm when the incident happened.

Mr Nash claimed that Richardson, who was driving a company car and had his brother in the passenger seat, had tail-gated him and then overtaken him at speed.

Richardson had then braked hard causing Mr Nash to go round him to avoid a collision.

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Richardson had then followed Mr Nash as he turned off towards Chevington and had tried to run him off the road.

Mr Nash, who described the incident as being "the most terrifying experience of his life", had then been punched in the face through his open car window by Richardson.

Richardson claimed that Mr Nash had been driving erratically and he had followed him to talk to him about his driving.

He said he had lashed out at Mr Nash after Mr Nash drove off and clipped his car with his wing mirror and caused Richardson to fall backwards.

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