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Witnesses sought as cyclist pushes another rider into hedge after crash

Dorset Police says man who grabbed victim by throat was riding "gold-coloured Brompton-style bike"...

Police in Dorset are appealing for information following after a cyclist allegedly grabbed another rider by the throat and shoved him into a hedge.

The incident took place at around 9.45am last Friday 29 May at Station Road, West Moors, near Bournemouth following a collision between the two cyclists, say Dorset Police.

One of the riders reportedly grabbed the other, a 31-year-old man from Three Legged Cross, by the throat and pushed him into a hedge.

The man, described as a white male aged in his late 40s and riding “a distinctive gold-coloured Brompton-style bike” then rode off towards Ferndown.

PC Tom Clements, of Verwood police, said: “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed either the collision or the assault immediately after to please call me on 101 [quoting incident number 29:126].

“All calls will be treated in strict confidence.”

Alternatively, anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about it can call the charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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