Van driver 'fortunate' to escape injury after concrete damages vehicle


The van was damaged on the B1084 at Butley, near Woodbridge (file photo) - Credit: IAN BURT

A Ford Transit van was damaged when a large piece of concrete was pulled along the road in a village near Woodbridge.

The incident happened on the B1084 at Butley at around 10pm on Tuesday, Suffolk police said.

A white Ford transit was travelling eastbound on the road towards Orford when a group of unknown youths pulled a large piece of concrete on a rope across the carriageway.

The concrete struck the van on the driver’s side, causing damage to the front bumper and both offside tyres.

The van had to be recovered later in the evening due to the damage.

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Police believe the motorist was deliberately targeted in the incident and have urged anyone with information or dashcam of the area to come forward.

A Suffolk police spokesman said: "This was an highly irresponsible and dangerous act that could have had very grave consequences and the driver was fortunate that he wasn’t seriously hurt."

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Anyone who help officers with their investigation is urged to contact Suffolk police, quoting crime reference number 37/54305/21.

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