Woman hospitalised after driver punches and kicks her by M5 exit

A woman in her 20s was rushed to hospital after a terrifying attack just off the M5. The victim was travelling up an M5 slip road on Wednesday (May 12) when the driver of a black Nissan pick up truck cut across her lane, causing damage to her car. The man driving the pick-up got out and attacked the woman.

He punched and kicked her and also attempted to take her car keys and mobile phone. The incident happened at about 3.30pm, on the southbound exit slip road at junction 24 for Bridgwater. Avon and Somerset police are appealing for witnesses, and for any information that might help find the attacker.

They are treating the incident as an attempted robbery. “The man is described as white, aged between 30 and 40 years old, with short brown spiky hair,” a spokesperson for Avon and Somerset police said. To get news like this straight to your inbox, click here.

“He was around 5ft 8ins tall and was wearing a grey top and blue jeans. “The victim was left with injuries which required hospital treatment. She has since been discharged.

Police would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened or has any information that could assist their investigation.

If you can help, call 101 and quote crime reference number 5221103662,” she added.