Woman verbally abused and car kicked during Crawley road rage incident

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  • Verbal abuse hurled at victim at garage
  • Victim’s keys were taken and her car kicked
  • Police appeal witness to come forward
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Police are appealing for witnesses to a road rage incident in Crawley.

The victim, a 59-year-old woman from Crawley, was verbally abused at the BP petrol station in Ashdown Drive, Tilgate, on Tuesday February 17.

The victim wasn’t hurt but was left feeling extremely shaken and upset by what happened

PC Jim Lee

A spokesman for Sussex Police said the woman “received a torrent of verbal abuse” from a man after she accidently touched his car shortly after 11am.

The spokesman said the man took the woman’s car keys before kicking her car, damaging it.

PC Jim Lee said: “The victim wasn’t hurt but was left feeling extremely shaken and upset by what happened.

“The man is described as white, between 40 and 45, 6ft, with short dark hair. He was wearing a white business style shirt, dark trousers, dark rimmed spectacles and short stubble.

“We would like to speak to any witnesses who saw what happened.

“A member of public came forward at the time but unfortunately the phone number that he provided to the victim did not work, we urge them to get back in touch.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call 101 quoting serial 605 of 17/02.

Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.