Police forces across the north west have confirmed today they are still looking to question evasive BMW driver Tommy Silvers regarding a string of ‘serious tailgating offences’ committed between junction 4 and 12 of the M56, on the outskirts of Warrington, that left several drivers ‘shaken’.
Driving a 2006 blue BMW M3, Silvers, described as ‘bald with heavily tinted shades’, is said to have a ‘very aggressive driving style’, and following the incidents, police have warned road users, particularly drivers of vehicles with horsepower lower than 60, to be ‘extra vigilant’ when travelling on the stretch of motorway. Traffic Enforcement Officers have also advised drivers to keep ‘at least three chevrons away’ if encountered on the road, and not to approach him in service stations under any circumstances.
Cheshire Police, who are working closely with neighbouring forces to apprehend the driver, have confirmed the BMW driver has built-up tailgating fines ‘in excess of £220′, and now have a warrant out for his ‘roadside talking to’.
One Nissan driver, whose quiet commute to Ikea was ‘left in tatters’ after Silvers’ bumper-to-bumber intimidation, says she will never again be able to take to the roads alone. ‘This monster needs to be stopped’, said the distraught motorist, who is currently being supported by police liaison officers. ‘Now every time I look at the M56, I just see a dark, menacing alleyway dripping with unseen dangers, with thuggish men lurking in the shadows waiting to attack me from behind’.
A Cheshire Police spokesperson said: ‘He has a tendency to attack victims very quickly and from the rear, particularly those driving a Toyota Prius or Nissan Micra. The suspect is armed with a paddle shift DCT twin-clutch transmission with six speeds and he has shown that he is not scared to use it’.