Car Window Broken In Road-Rage Incident

Police Scotland officers are seeking help in tracing the driver of a car who was involved in a confrontation with another motorist on Tuesday 31 January 2017. The incident took place on the B7076 APR road at the junction with the A701 road at Beattock. At around 1230/1245 hours a 68 year old man from Lockerbie was seated alone in his car, a blue coloured Audi A4 estate, which had broken down, and was awaiting assistance at the side of the road.

Around that time a car, described as a burgundy coloured Vauxhall, drove along side, stopped, and the driver thereafter took a photograph of the Audi car. The driver, who was male and the sole occupant of the car then appeared to mouth something before driving off. A short time later the same burgundy car and driver returned, and at the same time a window was smashed in the Audi car as the burgundy car drove passed. As a result a window on the Audi car was found to have a hole in it. The burgundy car then sped off.

Constable Stephen Glendinning at Lockerbie said “this does appear to be a bizarre incident and we are at a loss to understand what the motive was for this behaviour. The driver of the burgundy car is described as being in his late 30s/early 40s, medium build, had a full black beard, possible black hair and was wearing a black coloured hat. We want to hear from anyone who may have been in the area and can help us identify the burgundy car and its driver. Or indeed, if the driver of the burgundy car wishes to come forward and explain his actions we would be only too happy to speak to him. Callers can contact us at Lockerbie on the 101 number.”

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