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Video: Cyclist assaulted outside East London shop

Police issue appeal after incident in Barking earlier this month

CCTV footage has emerged of a cyclist being assaulted in Barking earlier this month, with the Metropolitan Police launching an appeal to try and track down the assailant.

The incident took place at around 6pm on Sunday 4 October outside a shop on Ripple Road, reports the Barking and Dagenham Post.

Police say that shortly beforehand, the man, driving a silver Audi A4, had narrowly missed the cyclist when overtaking him, then parked outside the shop.

 

The bike rider approached the motorist to ask him why he was driving in such a manner and waited for him to come out of the shop to carry on speaking to him, which is when the assault took place.

 

The driver punched the cyclist three times, with the victim falling to the ground. The attacker ran away along King Edward's Road while the victim called police.​

Officers say the assailant is aged in his mid-20s, had short black hair and a moustache, is 6 feet 3 inches tall, and was dressed in a gray tracksuit.

 

Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to call the Metropolitan Police on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Simon joined road.cc 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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