Appeal after 4x4 driver tries to hit jogger three times in country road near Stevenage

The B1037 Stevenage Road coming out of Walkern, near Stevenage, where the incident happened on Satur

The B1037 Stevenage Road coming out of Walkern, near Stevenage, where the incident happened on Saturday. Picture: Google Street View - Credit: Archant

A jogger running along a country road near Stevenage at the weekend escaped with cuts to his hand after a 4x4 driver attempted to run him over – then turned around and tried to hit him twice more.

Police have appealed for witnesses following what they have called a “dangerous driving incident”, which happened at about 3pm on Saturday on the B1037 Stevenage Road coming out of Walkern.

The victim, aged in his 40s, was running along the road towards Stevenage when a red 4x4 drove towards him, forcing him to jump into a field to avoid being run over.

The vehicle’s wing mirror made contact with his left hand, causing small cuts.

The man then continued his run, but the 4x4’s driver turned the vehicle around and attempted to hit him twice more.


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The driver is described as a white man, aged in his 60s, with white hair.

PC Will Parker, who is investigating, said: “Thankfully the victim was not seriously injured – however, this was a frightening incident and the driver was behaving in an intimidating and dangerous manner.

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“I am appealing for anyone who saw the incident, believes they know who the driver may be or has further information about the vehicle that could assist our investigation to contact me.”

You can contact PC Parker on the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference A5/17/506.

Alternatively report information online at contacthertspolice.uk/Report/Crime, or give information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or crimestoppers-uk.org.

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