Road rage hits village

TWO road range incidents involving people held up in traffic in clogged up Barrow Gurney have been reported to police. The incidents have taken place over the past few weeks, with one resulting in an angry driver kicking another motorist's car. The incide

TWO road range incidents involving people held up in traffic in clogged up Barrow Gurney have been reported to police.The incidents have taken place over the past few weeks, with one resulting in an angry driver kicking another motorist's car.The incidents were revealed to councillors at a meeting of Barrow Gurney Parish Council by beat officer WPC Jackie McDonald.The news has shocked local councillors who say the incidents have highlighted the traffic problems in the village.Parish council chairman Geoff Coombs said: "These incidents have happened over the last few weeks and reinforce what we have been saying about the terrible traffic conditions in the village."This is not the first time an incident like this has occurred."Several years ago a pedestrian was assaulted by a driver in the middle of the village."We are pleased this latest incident has been reported to the police and the problems in the village have been brought to their attention."Something needs to be done to prevent further incidents like this from happening."It is not acceptable behaviour."WPC McDonald said: "I can confirm there have been two incidents in the village."In one a car was damaged but no further action was taken."In the second incident there was a dispute between motorists which resulted in an allegation of assault and one person has been cautioned."North Somerset Council is currently working on plans to introduce a 20mph limit through Barrow Gurney.The parish council has backed the scheme and residents affected by the proposal have been written to.


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