POLICE are investigating a 'road rage' incident in Shoebury, where a woman was struck on the forehead through the window of her car.

The woman claims she was being tailgated by a man in a van while driving over the bridge at Elm Road, in Shoebury, last week.

She then claims the van driver pulled in front of her before stopping and getting out of the vehicle where he allegedly engaged in an aggressive confrontation with the woman.

The victim claims she received verbal abuse from the man before being spat at and hit.

A spokesman for Essex Police, said: "Investigations are ongoing after a woman was assaulted in Elm Road, Shoebury, on Friday, November 1.

"A woman in her 40s reported that she witnessed dangerous driving whilst across the bridge to Elm Road at around 1.30pm. The driver of the other vehicle, a white van, then exited and began shouting at the victim. He then assaulted her through the open window of her car. ​

"A 30-year-old Southend man has presented himself to officers since the incident and will be assisting us with our enquiries.

"Anyone with information is asked to call Southend's Local Policing Team on 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/173944/19."