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Man charged after Edinburgh cyclist seriously assaulted

Officer described attack last week as "brutal and unprovoked"...

Police in Edinburgh say that a 39-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with a serious assault on a cyclist last Friday.

The incident, which happened under the Red Bridge near the Crew Toll roundabout on Ferry Road, left the 54-year-old male victim needing hospital treatment for wounds to his face.

Launching an appeal for information following the assault, Detective Constable Douglas Mogg commented: “This was a brutal and unprovoked attack on a cyclist who was using a marked cycle path and it has left the victim injured and badly shaken.”

The man who has been charged will appear in court at a later date, say Police Scotland.

- Appeal for witnesses as cyclist suffers "brutal and unprovoked" assault on Edinburgh bike path

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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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