Nuthall man charged after alleged road rage incident saw victim 'chased with gardening tool'

A Nuthall man has been charged after a road rage victim was allegedly chased by another driver armed with a gardening tool in his van.

Wednesday, 28th July 2021, 9:26 am

Officers were called to the incident in Burnaby Street, Old Basford, at around 7.20am on Friday (July 23).

The victim, who was not injured, reportedly sounded his horn to get people’s attention before leaving the scene.

Officers spotted a car believed to have been involved in the incident after searching the area.

Police seized a gardening implement from the vehicle.

They stopped it as it headed along Vernon Road, towards the city centre, and arrested a man in connection with the report.

They also seized a gardening implement from the vehicle.

Following enquiries Balbir Singh Purewal, 62, of Boden Drive, Nuthall, has been charged with possessing an offensive weapon in a public place and using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour.

He has been bailed to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on August 10.

Sergeant James Hirst, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This must have been a scary ordeal for the victim.

"Road rage incidents are rare but they can be incredibly serious.

“We ask drivers to remain calm in these situations, not retaliate and never get out of the car to speak to the other driver.

“Instead, please take down the details and report it to us on 101.

“Motorists should also remember they are often being caught on camera thanks to the increase in dash cam users and CCTV cameras among other methods."