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Serious assault, A38, South Brent

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Police appeal for witnesses after man viciously assaulted in road rage incident

Police are appealing for information after a man was almost blinded in a vicious road rage attack on the A38 Woodpecker Junction, South Brent.

At around 9am, on Wednesday 24 March, police received a report that a white SUV vehicle had pulled out in front of a white Peugeot van from the Avonwick Junction on the A38 slip road, Plymouth-bound. Both vehicles then pulled over and a physical altercation broke out between the two male drivers, during which a 35-year-old man was seriously assaulted.

The white SUV subsequently drove off towards Plymouth.

The casualty was taken to Torbay District Hospital, where he underwent treatment for a broken eye socket, having suffered significant damage to his eye, which may result in him losing his sight.

Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time who witnessed the incident or whose dashcam may have captured the white SUV vehicle and its registration number, to help police trace the driver.

Detective Constable William Young, said: “This road rage incident very quickly escalated into extreme violence.

“The victim could suffer life-changing injuries as a result. We would urge anyone with information or video footage to come forward and assist us.”

Anyone with relevant information is asked to email or call 101 quoting CR/023007/21. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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