UPDATE TUESDAY 4.15PM: A 64-year-old man from Gosberton arrested in connection with an attack on a vicar has been given police bail.
The man, who has not been named, was arrested after Rev Ian Walters was punched in the face “more than once” during a road rage incident on the A152 in Quadring last Tuesday night.
Mr Walters, vicar of Gosberton and Quadring, needed treatment at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston, and police later arrested a man on suspicion of racially/religiously aggravated assault.
He was interviewed at Boston Police Station and released on bail for medical reasons until last Friday.
A Lincolnshire Police spokesman confirmed today that the man has been bailed again until the end of March while enquiries continue into the assault.
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 29 12.15PM: Gosberton’s vicar is recovering after being attacked in a road rage incident.
The Rev Ian Walters was punched in the face more than once during the attack on the A152 on Tuesday evening.
Mr Walters was driving on the A152 at about 8.30pm when the incident happened.
He was found on the side of the road by an off-duty police officer who was driving by shortly afterwards and required treatment at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston for minor injuries.
It is being treated as a hate crime as Mr Walters was ‘in uniform’ and the offender made verbal reference to it at the time of the assault.
The suspect, a 64-year-old man from Gosberton, was arrested and taken to Boston custody suite.
He was later released on a short bail for medical reasons and has been told to return to Boston police station on Friday.
A spokesman for the Lincolnshire Diocese said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr Walters and we wish him a very speedy recovery.”