Road crash 'led to racist abuse and knife threat'

By Gareth Dennison | 05/07/2017

Road crash 'led to racist abuse and knife threat'

THREE men were threatened with a knife and racially abused in a road rage incident after a crash.

A silver Toyota Prius and black Audi A3 were involved in a collision at the junction of St John’s Road and Fitzwilliam Road, Eastwood.

After the crash a black Vauxhall Insignia, not connected to the collision, then arrived at the scene. Two men — unknown to anyone there — got out of the car and are reported to have made racially abusive comments towards the 34-year-old driver of the Toyota Prius and two other men with him.

A police spokesman said: “The men from the Vauxhall are then believed to have threatened the three men with a knife and a screwdriver before driving off towards Doncaster Road.”

PC Andy Thorp added: “An investigation is currently ongoing and I’m appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the incident, or were in the area at the time, to please contact police.

“South Yorkshire Police does not tolerate any kind of racial abuse and take all reports of this nature extremely seriously.”

The incident happened at about 3.30pm on Saturday, June 24. Call 101, quoting incident 830 of that date. Information can also be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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