The Oxford Mail reports that a cyclist was punched in the head after getting into an argument with the driver of a silver Mercedes E-Class.
The incident took place in Honeybottom Lane, between Cothill and Boars Hill, on New Year’s Day at 1.40pm. The 47-year-old male victim was cycling along Honeybottom Lane when he got into an argument with the Mercedes driver who then punched him in the head, bruising his cheek and splitting his ear.
The driver is described as being 6ft tall with a dark beard and was wearing a grey hooded top and two looped earrings in his left ear. Officers are appealing for information.
In June 2013, an Oxford man was arrested on suspicion of GBH following a road rage incident involving a cyclist. However, on this occasion, it was the cyclist who assaulted the driver following a near miss on Park Road at the exit of the University of Oxford’s site there.
Police said the man assaulted the driver with his bike lock and also damaged the vehicle. The victim was treated at the city’s John Radcliffe Hospital for facial injuries.