Avon & Somerset Police are appealing for information and dashcam footage after an ambulance crew responding to an emergency call was threatened by a Cheddar motorist.
The ambulance was driving along the A371 at 11.40 am yesterday (23rd December) with its lights and sirens when a black Volkswagen Scirocco began swerving in front of it and preventing it from passing.
The two vehicles continued onto Wideatts Road where the VW began driving into oncoming traffic before coming to a stop.
As the ambulance pulled up alongside the vehicle, the driver threatened the crew with a baseball bat.
Officers are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area yesterday morning and who may have dashcam of the incident.
The ambulance crew were not injured during the incident.
If you can help Avon & Somerset Police with their enquiries, please call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5220286800.
Avon & Somerset Police have not released a description of the suspect.
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