E-scooter rider brandishes machete in Preston road rage incident Leave a comment


Police have released images of a man they want to speak after a machete was brandished during a terrifying road rage incident.

Officers said the victim was driving along Sion Close in Preston when an electric scooter travelling in the opposite direction swerved across his path.

Both vehicles stopped and the man on the scooter then brandished what is believed to have been a machete and made verbal threats.

He then left on the scooter towards the Grange Estate.

The incident happened at around 12.22pm yesterday (June 9)

No arrests have been made at this stage and enquiries are ongoing.



Pictures of the man police want to identify
Pictures of the man police want to identify

PC Joe Harper said: “I understand this incident will cause the community a great deal of concern and I can confirm it is being treated as an isolated event.

“Thankfully, although left shaken, the victim in this case was not physically hurt.

“Our enquiries are very much ongoing and we now need to speak to the man in the images who we believe can assist with our investigation.

“If anybody sees him I would ask them not to approach him but to contact police as soon as possible.

“I would also ask the man himself, if he sees this appeal, to make contact with us or attend his nearest police station.”

Anyone with information is asked to email ForceControlRoom@lancashire.police.uk or call 101, quoting log 0654 of June 9, 2021. For immediate sightings call 999.

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