Mum and daughter caught up in road rage incident

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Police are appealing for witnesses who saw a road rage incident unfold last night(Thur) at the junction of Windle Royd Lane and Burnley Road, Halifax.

Around half-a-dozen vehicles were held up during the confrontation at 5.55 pm.

Detective Sgt Terry O’Keeffe said the victims were in a VW Passat and the suspects in a white Ford Fiesta.

“The male and female suspects got out of the Fiesta and were shouting verbal abuse,” he said.

“The mum got out to remonstrate and the male suspect has ripped the rear registration plate off her vehicle and thrown it to the ground.”

When the woman, in her 50s, tried to pick it up she was pushed to the ground by the female suspect but not injured.

The suspects then drove off at speed - with the number plate - colliding with the driver’s door of the VW Passat.

They are described as white, aged between 17 and 19 and slim. The female had light, mousy and wavy hair tied back. Both wore casual clothes.

Det Sgt O’Keeffe said the road rage incident bordered on a robbery as force was used to take the number plate although that wasn’t the reason for the dispute.

He said six or seven cars were parked up behind the commotion and he appealed for witnesses to contact Calderdale CID on 101.