A KNIFE-WIELDING motorist forced a van off the road and threatened to kill the driver.

The van was forced on to a verge during the road rage incident in Poole and now police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

A man aged in his 20s was driving along Hatchpond Road at around 5.10pm yesterday when another vehicle, reportedly being driven by a man who was known to him, pulled alongside him.

The incident involved two Ford Transit vans, one white and one dark blue

A spokesman for Dorset Police said: "It was reported that the other man forced his vehicle onto the verge, then got out of his vehicle and was in possession of a bladed article. He reportedly made threats to the victim before they were able to drive off. The victim did not sustain any injuries."

A 41-year-old Poole man has been arrested on suspicion of threats to kill, possessing an offensive weapon in a public place and assault. Enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Dorset Police on 101, quoting reference number 55200102745 or the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.