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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 has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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