Police are appealing for witnesses following a suspected road rage incident which resulted in a hit-and-run in the Trent Vale area of Stoke-on-Trent.

Officers have launched an investigation following the incident, which occurred at approximately 7pm on Wednesday 9 December at the junction of Clayton Lane and Godwin Way.

A white BMW 1 Series was involved in a minor collision with a red Citroen C3 Picasso.

Inquiries so far have established the driver of the BMW then drove off into Godwin Way. He went on to drive the vehicle at the driver of the Picasso, who had got out of his vehicle with a view to exchanging details following the collision.

The driver of the Picasso sustained a number of injuries, including a dislocated and fractured left shoulder; swelling and bruising to his face; a cut to his nose; concussion and shock. He was treated at the Royal Stoke University Hospital and is now recovering at home.

Officers are now working to trace the white BMW which may have sustained damage to the front nearside bumper and/or bonnet area.

Witnesses to the incident are encouraged to contact DC Dave Morgan at Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 665 of December 9, or the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

As part of the ongoing investigation a 28-year-old man from Uttoxeter has been arrested in connection with the incident. He has been bailed, pending further inquiries, until a date in January.

Author: sp16394

Press Officer at Staffordshire Police