The man threatened had got out of a car being driven by his wife after they had been forced to stop when another car was driven towards them the wrong way along a slip-road. "The woman sounded the horn as a warning and stopped the car," a Cambridgeshire police spokesman said. "Her husband got out to speak with the driver of the Sierra, who opened his door and produced something that looked like a handgun. He put it to the head of the man, and said something to him."
The couple drove home and then telephoned police. Later a car was stopped by Essex police on the M11, when a toy gun was found. Police said four people were taken into custody. Two women were later released, and two men, 24 and 17, were detained for questioning. Peter VictorReuse content