Ex BBC producer involved in shocking road rage incident


An ex BBC producer has been involved in a bizarre and shocking road rage incident in Hampshire.

Fergus Beeley, who has produced various David Attenborough documentaries and has even hosted his own show about the Harpy eagle, was filmed during a bout of road rage in a Sainsbury's car park in Hedge End, Hampshire.

Beeley can be heard swearing loudly at a family, including an 11-year-old boy, who had barricaded themselves into their car.

At one point he can also be heard saying: "I do want you dead, I want you dead right now. Get back in your car before you die."

Simon Gale, from Salisbury, had been traveling towards Portsmouth on the M27 with his family when the incident occurred.

He told the Daily Mail: "This car pulled across into our lane and hit our car - our whole car moved and we almost got knocked into the outside lane.

"We pulled over to the side of the road and my wife got out of the car to exchange insurance details with this woman - I didn't really think anything of it at the time.

"Then Fergus Beeley pulled up behind us in a different car and started screaming and shouting at us."

The footage shows the incident after both parties had left the motorway and entered a Sainsbury's car park. Gale can be seen getting out of the passenger's seat of his car as Beeley hurls abuse at him and his family. Beeley then attempts to assault Gale as he tries to take a picture with his phone.

Hampshire police were called to the scene and later released a statement, saying: "A 32-year-old man from Southampton and a 54-year-old from Gloucestershire each made an allegation of common assault but neither party wanted to pursue the complaint.