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Driver grabbed round the neck and punched in the face

Police are appealing for witnesses after an incident which happened on Durham Road in Stockton on Monday 16th December.

A collision took place at around 4.40pm involving a scooter and a minibus close to the cemetery on Durham Road.

Following the collision the rider of the scooter allegedly assaulted the 48-year-old driver of the minibus by grabbing him round the throat and punching him in the face. The victim did not need hospital treatment.

A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and common assault and was bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or the assault is asked to contact PC Jennifer Longstaff on the non-emergency 101 number or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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