Range Rover driver terrifies mum and daughter as he punches their Mini

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This is the moment a raging driver left a mother and her 14-year-old daughter terrified after leaping out of his Range Rover and punching their Mini.

Ian Williams, 36, sped up behind the woman’s convertible on the Swansea Valley bypass heading towards the M4 from Pontardawe at around lunchtime on September 16.

She could see Williams in her rear-view mirror following ‘extremely closely’ in his white Evoque while swerving from side to side and asked his daughter to start videoing.

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The schoolgirl’s footage shows Williams overtaking the Mini before slowing down and ‘blockading’ them, prosecutor Sophie Hill told Swansea Crown Court.

He can then be seen jumping out of his car, shouting and gesturing as he approaches the Mini and punching one of the wing mirrors as the woman pulls away.

Williams, from Clydach, admitted dangerous driving, criminal damage, failing to stop after an accident, and failing to provide a sample for analysis and was bailed ahead of sentence next month.

The terrified woman managed to swerve around the Range Rover and drive off, but Williams again sped after her and tried to confront the pair a second time a short way down the road.

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Williams accused the woman of hitting his vehicle in a Tesco carpark before apologising when another motorist pointed out she couldn’t have done because there wasn’t a scratch on the Mini.

Police attending the scene later described Williams as being ‘erratic and highly emotional’ and inquiries revealed he’d actually damaged his car himself during a prang with a parked Audi hours earlier.

Defending, Robin Rouch said Williams had been ‘struggling with his mental health’ at the time after not taking his anti-depressant medication.

He said his behaviour had been ‘impulsive, aggressive, and out of character’ and asked the court to consider it a side-effect of that sudden hiatus.

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Mr Rouch said Williams was ashamed of what he had done and told the court his licence had been revoked on medical grounds.

‘Frankly that is something he welcomes – he should not have been driving,’ he added.

Judge Keith Thomas told Williams his behaviour had been ‘deliberately intimidating’ and warranted a prison sentence.

But he agreed to adjourn for more information about whether he is being seen by anyone about his mental health issues.

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