South Scotland

Van driver victim of Castle Douglas A75 road rage attack

A van driver has been the victim of a night time road rage attack on the A75 near Castle Douglas.

The incident happened at about 23:15 on Wednesday when the 48-year-old from Birmingham was overtaken by an articulated lorry which then stopped.

The lorry driver then got out of his vehicle and attacked the man he had forced to stop.

The victim was left with facial injuries and in a "shocked condition" as a result of the assault.

PC Callum Jardine said: "The only description that the victim was able to give regarding his attacker is that he was between 40/50 years old, stocky build with a beer belly.

"He was about 5ft 8in tall and had short grey hair and a goatee beard and moustache.

"He was wearing a red and white vertical striped T-shirt, jeans and safety boots."

Unexplained attack

His victim suffered some cuts to the face but did not require medical attention.

"We want to hear from anyone who may have been on the A75 near the Ramhill around this time to get in touch if they saw anything which might help us in this investigation," said PC Jardine.

"The victim was unable to indicate why this assault might have happened.

"It may be that a second articulated lorry, not further described, stopped at the scene of this attack at the time and we would like to speak to the driver of that lorry."