Witness appeal after cyclist assaults man who was on bike ride with daughter

Victim was verbally abused then punched in face on Ridgeway Trail last Monday, say Dorset Police

by Simon_MacMichael   August 9, 2014  

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Police in Dorset have launched a witness appeal after a man who was cycling with his 9-year-old daughter was punched in the face by another bike rider in Weymouth last Monday 4 August.

The incident occurred on a cycle path on the Ridgeway Trail at around 12.30pm and left the 44-year-old man from Weymouth with cuts to the inside of his mouth, marks on his face and an injured thumb.

Police say that the assailant, described as white, in his late forties, around 6 feet tall and dressed in a cream-coloured t-shirt, verbally abused the victim prior to assaulting him.

He then got back on his bike and rode off towards the Littlemoor roundabout.

Police Constable Daniel Kitton from Weymouth police said: “This incident left the victim very shocked.

“As it took place in broad daylight there may have been people around who saw what happened.

“I am appealing for anyone who saw the incident or who saw a man cycling near the brow of the Ridgeway, around 12.30pm on Monday 4 August 2014, to come forward.”

Anyone who saw the incident or has information about it is requested to contact Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 4:171, or the charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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Terrible and shameful!!!!

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posted by Das [50 posts]
9th August 2014 - 21:02

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I note that the road.cc report takes an almost uncharacteristically neutral stance on this. Perhaps it's because no murderous, rampaging motorists were involved?

posted by truffy [327 posts]
9th August 2014 - 21:12

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Scrotes ride bikes too.
Who'd've thunk it...

KalaBlinds 'cos we all need our beauty sleep.

posted by don simon [157 posts]
9th August 2014 - 21:18

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truffy wrote:

I note that the road.cc report takes an almost uncharacteristically neutral stance on this. Perhaps it's because no murderous, rampaging motorists were involved?

I see no difference to other witness appeal articles on here. Maybe it's just in your head?

Work harder. Buy a tank.

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posted by userfriendly [288 posts]
10th August 2014 - 1:24

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I thought cycle paths were safe Confused

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posted by Leodis [213 posts]
10th August 2014 - 6:53

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So the attacker is a cyclist and the victim is a man? Has the motoring media bought road.cc?

posted by a.jumper [704 posts]
10th August 2014 - 8:51

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a.jumper wrote:
So the attacker is a cyclist and the victim is a man? Has the motoring media bought road.cc?

Try reading the report again

"Police in Dorset have launched a witness appeal after a man who was cycling with his 9-year-old daughter was punched in the face by another bike rider"

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posted by MikeOnABike [26 posts]
10th August 2014 - 11:29

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Nice one, you fucking dick.

posted by Ramuz [28 posts]
10th August 2014 - 15:24

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Some nobbers drive cars, some nobbers ride bicycles.

Really, though?

posted by workhard [384 posts]
10th August 2014 - 16:17

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Come on, everyone. Help catch this guy who, presumably holding down some sh!tty job or gainfully unemployed, can get a suspended sentence which would ruin the life of a middle class professional, but which will have absolute no bearing on the scrote's life whatsoever.

posted by Garnett [2 posts]
10th August 2014 - 18:40

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MikeOnABike wrote:
a.jumper wrote:
So the attacker is a cyclist and the victim is a man? Has the motoring media bought road.cc?

Try reading the report again


Now you try reading the headline again :-P

posted by a.jumper [704 posts]
10th August 2014 - 20:29

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Ramuz wrote:
Nice one, you fucking dick.

No need for language like that mate.

‘It is useless to meet revenge with revenge: it will heal nothing.’

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posted by stumps [2762 posts]
10th August 2014 - 21:10

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He hit the man with his daughter, blimey!

Which man had the daughter - the attacker or the man who was attacked? Not clear.

Airzound

posted by Airzound [311 posts]
10th August 2014 - 21:40

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It would be interesting to know exactly why the attack occurred. There must have been a reason however unjustified.

posted by Fifth Gear [7 posts]
10th August 2014 - 21:40

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Exactly Fifth Gear - something happened which caused one cycle user to assault another cycle user, and ride away. We have a half-baked story which appeals for witnesses.

Now there may be reasons that the Police are not providing more information but it does no good to actually assume that the person who rode away carries all responsibility for the event taking place, or otherwise.

47 years of breaking bikes and still they offer me a 10 year frame warranty!

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posted by A V Lowe [486 posts]
10th August 2014 - 21:52

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Maybe it's my sense of humour!

I thought "hit the man with his daughter", bit vicious picking up a young lass and and hitting her against someone. What did she do to deserve such abuse?

Still, not very nice either way.

posted by Yorkshie Whippet [293 posts]
11th August 2014 - 8:11

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