A ROAD rage driver ended up with a criminal record after providing police with dashcam footage in support of his claim that a taxi had hit his rear and then driven off.

When officers reviewed the footage, taken from a Vauxhall Mokka, they decided that 64-year-old Alan Lythgoe, of Radcliffe Road, Bolton had also committed a motoring offence.

At Bolton Magistrates' Court Lythgoe, and Audi A4 taxi driver, 31-year-old Aamir Rashid, of Bertrand Road, Bolton, both pleaded guilty to dangerous driving on Bury New Road, Bolton on January 17.

Each was banned from driving for two years and electronically tagged. Rashid, who also admitted failing to stop and report an accident, was made subject to a 7pm to 7am curfew for 12 weeks and Lythgoe to a 7pm to 7am curfew for eight weeks.

Traffic police have now released the dashcam footage of the incident adding, on Twitter: "Road rage works both ways.

"Alan instigated the incident as Aamir crashed into the rear of him! #roadrage.

"Alan (driving the car with dashcam) initially reported that a taxi had driven into the rear of him and had droven off.

"Gladly providing his dashcam to police it was clear he also to blame in his initial actions. Plus our accident investigators put his speed at 53mph in a 30."