The incident occurred in Erdington, Birmingham after a row broke out over the learner’s debt to the instructor during a lesson. The learner then slammed on the brakes and punched the instructor in the face. He abandoned the car and walked away but returned to continue attacking his 56-year-old driving instructor who was attempting to call police for help.
The learner then demanded the instructor’s car keys and sped off in the driving school’s Nissan Note. Police were able to trace him back to his home address as the instructor still had his details.
However, attempts are still being made to locate the car which has not been seen since.
Det Con Darren Wilkie of West Midlands Police said ‘It appears the man owed money for earlier lessons. when the instructor asked for payment, his student responded aggressively.’
A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery and assault.