5 scenes which show Fergus Beeley is the real Basil Fawlty

Danny Woods
July 24, 2017

Video footage has emerged and gone viral of top BBC producer Fergus Beeley lashing out at a fellow motorist and his family in a freakish incident of road rage.

"You're under citizen's arrest".

Beeley was filmed telling a family with an 11-year-old child in the vehicle that he was placing them under citizen's arrest and saying he "wanted them dead".

The drama erupted after Mr Gale was involved in a minor crash with another woman on the M27 near Portsmouth in England's south coast on Saturday morning.

Ms Small said she believed the other driver involved in the crash was Mr Beeley's wife who was travelling in a separate vehicle.

But when the two started calmly exchanging details, Beeley stepped in and launched a scathing verbal assault on the motorist, as well as his wife Louse, their 11-year-old son and his mother-in-law.

"In fact I want you dead right now".

Video footage of the incident, shot by Mr Gale's mother-in-law, shows Beeley repeatedly screaming at the family that they are under citizen's arrest - after reportedly telling them he was an off-duty policeman. "That's my 11-year-old son what's he done?"

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When quizzed on why the young child was at fault, Beeley simply yelled in response: "you're under under a citizen's arrest".

He then claims the woman punched him, which she instantly denies.

He claimed Mr Beeley flew into a rage when the family were driving on the motorway when a vehicle from the inside lane attempted to pull into the middle lane - crashing with their auto.

"I'm not going to quieten down, because this is a citizen's arrest".

Gale, of Salisbury, Wiltshire, said: "It was quite a scary thing".

Two videos posted on Facebook and Twitter by a relative of the family called Horace Beaumont have been viewed hundreds and thousands of times in just two days.

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". Mr Beaumont wrote in the July 22 post. Could all my friends share this so it gets to David Attenborough as he is a director of his TV programs!

A BBC source told the Metro that Beeley is not now an employee of the corporation and so it would not be commenting on the story.

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