Three arrests after man's nose is broken in Sunderland road rage assault
Three men have been arrested after another man suffered a broken nose when his car was rammed and he was assaulted in a road rage attack in Sunderland.
At about 11pm on Friday, July 3, police were called to the Allendale Road area of Farringdon after reports a man had been hurt.
It was reported that the victim was parked in a blue Vauxhall Zafira outside the shops opposite the Archer Road junction when a blue BMW was driven deliberately into his car.
The victim – in his 20s – reportedly then drove away from the scene but was pursued by the occupants of the BMW. A few hundred yards down the road, at the junction with Aberdale Road, the vehicles collided again.
It was claimed that three men then got out of the BMW and assaulted the victim before stealing his car keys. It is believed that all those involved are known to each other.
An investigation has been launched into the incident, which left the victim with a broken nose, and Northumbria Police arrested three men – aged 26, 21 and 21 – on suspicion of assault.
They have all since been released under investigation while inquiries continue.
Officers now want to hear from anyone who witnessed the disturbance.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of the force’s website or by calling 101 quoting log 1339 030720.
Alternatively, you can email [email protected]