Police appeal to motorists

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Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses following a road rage incident in Edinburgh.

A 24-year-old man was driving his black Audi A5 on Maybury Road at around 5.30pm on Monday, September 24, when a white Mitsubishi Lancer Evo approached from behind being driven at high speed.

When the Audi driver failed to let the Mitsubishi pass, its driver performed an undertaking manoeuvre and came to a stop, forcing the Audi to also stop.

As the Audi driver then continued on his way, the suspect reappeared behind him again in the Mitsubishi and performed the same manoeuvre, once again forcing the Audi driver to carry out an emergency stop.

The male then exited the Mitsubishi and began punching and kicking the Audi, causing around £2,000 worth of damage before making off.

Police are now urging any motorists who remember seeing this incident to come forward.

The suspect is described as white, in his 30s with a shaved head and smartly dressed.

A police spokesman said: “Not only was the Mitsubishi driver’s speed entirely inappropriate, particularly during the busy rush hour period, but his actions left the Audi driver extremely shaken and resulted in significant damage to his vehicle.

“There was also potential for other motorists to sustain injury when the Mitsubishi performed an extremely dangerous manoeuvre during heavy traffic.

“Anyone who was in or around Maybury Road and witnessed the Mitsubishi being driven in a dangerous manner, or who can assist in identifying the driver is asked to contact police immediately.

“Similarly, anyone with any other information that can help with our enquiries is also asked to get in touch.”

Anyone with any information can contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or the charity Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.