Teen’s broken nose after road rage punch to face

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A teenager was left with a broken nose and fractured cheekbone after being punched by a motorist in a road rage attack.

The 18-year-old passenger was travelling in his partner’s car along Tanfield Way, Wickersley, Rotherham, when he asked her to stop the vehicle so that he could get out and make a telephone call.

A black Audi A3 travelling in the opposite direction was unable to pass the car on the road and the driver began sounding his horn.

Police said it is reported he then got out, approached the 18-year-old and allegedly punched him in the face.

The victim, who is from Dinnington, was taken to hospital and treated for a possible fractured cheekbone and broken nose after the incident on Saturday, at about 11.45am.

Officers are now trying to trace the Audi driver.

He is described as white, 6ft tall, aged about 27 and of medium build.

He had shaved, light brown hair.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

Please quote incident number 587 of August 24.