POLICE investigating a report of a road rage incident in which a projectile was fired at a car on the M5 in Devon are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage. 

The incident happened on the northbound carriageway of the motorway near Cullompton, between junctions 28 and 27, at around 10.10am on Wednesday, April 17. 

The male victim’s car was approached at speed from behind by a silver Mercedes van which undertook the vehicle before cutting in front of it.

It was reported the driver of the van gesticulated and swore at the victim before later pulling up alongside him.

A projectile was then allegedly fired from the van at the victim’s car, causing damage.  

Police believe the projectile could have been a ball-bearing-type object fired from an air weapon.

A man aged in his 30s from the Exeter area has been arrested on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause another to fear unlawful violence. He has been released on police bail while enquiries continue.

Officers investigating the incident are appealing for any witnesses, or motorists in the area at the time with relevant dashcam footage, to come forward.

Contact police via the force website here (https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us-beta/contact-us/ ) or by calling 101 quoting log 211 of 17/04/24.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling freephone 0800 555111.