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Thames Valley Police seek infomation relating to incident last Sunday

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was assaulted in Berkshire by a car passenger who filmed the attack.

The incident happened last Sunday on the B4000 at  Stockcross as the cyclist, a 61-year-old man, headed towards Wickham, say Thames Valley Police.

A vehicle was driven up behind the rider, who felt something hit him on the back,and as the vehicle passed him, he saw a holdall hanging out of the window, with a front-seat passenger filming what was happening.

Police say that the man filming was white, in his thirties and had short dark hair. The car involved, a saloon, was dark in colour and possibly a BMW.

Anyone who has information is asked to contack PC Gary Hemmings at Newbury Police station, or the charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.