A DRIVER was punched in the face during a road rage incident near Blandford last week.

At around 4.50pm on September 28, on the A350 at Stourpaine, the driver of a white Ford Fiesta got out of his car and approached the male driver of a blue Tesla.

At the traffic lights near to the junction with Higher Shaftesbury Road, it was reported that the Tesla driver was punched in the face, causing a red mark on his cheek.

Police Constable Rebecca Barnes of Dorset Police, said: “I am appealing to anyone who was travelling along the A350 around the time of the incident and witnessed the manner of driving of either vehicle to please get in touch.

“I am also keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the altercation and has not yet spoken to police.

“Finally, I would ask any motorists who were travelling in the area and have dashcam fitted to their vehicle to please check it for any relevant footage.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55200146168.