POLICE are appealing for information following a road rage incident involving a driver of a vehicle holding what was believed to be a shotgun.

At 6.30pm on Monday, February 11 a man in his fifties was driving along Beech Hill Road when a muddy black pickup truck, possibly a Hilux Invincible, pulled out of a side road in front of him.

The occupant of the truck approached the man’s car and began shouting at him while holding what appeared to be a shotgun.

The man then got back in to the truck and drove away towards the village of Mortimer.

A woman in a silver Renault Clio was at the scene but drove away before the victim spoke to her.

Investigating officer PC Stewart Argyle, based at Newbury police station, said: “I would like to appeal to the driver of the silver Renault Clio, as she may have witnessed the incident and have information which could assist our investigation. If you believe this was you, please contact police as soon as possible.”

The offender is described as white, 5ft 11ins, of average build, aged in his forties, with dark brown stubble.

At the time of the incident he was wearing a black jacket, light denim jeans and a black bobble hat.

Police are urging anyone with information to call 101.