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Sittingbourne mum tells of road-rage terror in Station Road, Newington

By Hayley Robinson

A woman has spoken of the terrifying moment she was assaulted following a road-rage incident.

The 38-year-old mum of one, who we’ve agreed not to name, was driving along the A2 from Rainham towards her Sittingbourne home when she saw in her rear view mirror a silver Mercedes being driven erratically.

Newington High Street.
Newington High Street.

The driver was accelerating and tailgating her black Hyundai i20 before lowering his speed causing motorists behind him to slow down.

Concerned for the safety of her and her one-year-old son, who was in the back of the car, she pulled over in Station Road, Newington, near the Mumbai Cafe.

The man pulled up alongside her, wound down his window and started shouting before throwing his mobile at her car door and pulling away.

Shaken she got out of her vehicle and picked the fragments up off the floor before driving to a bus stop where she asked two teenage girls if she could borrow one of their phones to call the police as hers wouldn’t connect.

As she was speaking to the operator, she noticed a man further up the High Street. She said: “He saw me and ran over and grabbed my arm, it was definitely the same guy.

He was swearing at me. I gave him his phone back then he tried to take the one in my hand. Obviously I wasn’t giving it up so I started screaming.

Junction of High Street and Station Road, Newington
Junction of High Street and Station Road, Newington

“The girls, who were keeping an eye on my little boy, ran over and there was two ladies with their dogs on the opposite side of the road who came over as well. He then ran off towards The Bull pub.

“It really scared me. The rage in his eyes when he threw the phone was unreal, had it hit the glass it would have smashed. Then for him to come back and grab me was quite frightening.”

Police say they are investigating the matter, which took place just before 6.30pm on March 29, as a common assault.

The suspect is white, aged between 30 and 40, about 5ft 11in, stocky, with short dark brown hair and stubble, and wore a tight grey jumper.

  • Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 and quote reference XY/11253/14.

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