Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Police probe Edinburgh bypass road rage incident

Police are investigating a road rage incident on the city bypass in Edinburgh.

It happened at about 16:30 on Friday when a 53-year-old man driving a Yodel white Ford Transit van undertook a silver Mitsubishi shogun.

As the van stopped in traffic near Lothianburn junction, the male driver of the shogun got out of his car and approached the van.

An altercation took place and the van driver was punched in the face.

The Shogun driver then drove off.

The van driver was unable to drive off because his glasses were broken during the attack, which took place as he sat in his vehicle.

As a result there was a hold-up on the bypass.

PC Declan Fitzpatrick, of Police Scotland, said: "We are appealing for anyone who witnessed the assault of the van driver, or has further information on the driver of the Shogun to come forward to police.

"This incident ultimately caused considerable disruption to traffic on a Friday afternoon, while the victim received minor cuts and bruising to his face."

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