Driver captures Wolverhampton lorry attack suspect on video

Wolverhampton | News | Published:

[gallery] These images show the moments a man was caught on camera throwing a metal weapon at a string of cars as they travelled along a busy Wolverhampton road.

The footage was captured by motorist Andy Airey, who intervened during the shocking drama in Compton Road, near to the junction with Clark Road, and even detained the man until police arrived.

The short clip showed the man throw a piece of metal at a Ford Fiesta and then at a convertible Volkswagen, before the man launched the weapon at an oncoming Midlands Wood Fuel truck, smashing the windscreen as the driver slammed on the brakes.

Mr Airey, a national sales manager who was in Wolverhampton on business, said yesterday's incident had stunned him.

"I was driving towards the junction and saw him in the middle of the road. He must have hit about four or five different cars altogether," said Mr Airey.

"One of the cars had a child in the back. It was lucky someone wasn't badly injured."

Mr Airey said the attacks took place at about 12pm. He sprung into action and held the man until police arrived just a few minutes later.

Police spokeswoman Deb Edmonds said the force had received a number of calls about the incident and were investigating. A man was arrested at the scene.

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