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Witnesses sought as cyclist, 72, attacked by fellow rider on bike path

Assault took place near Dumbarton on Saturday morning, say police

Police Scotland are appealing for information to try and track down a cyclist who assaulted a 72-year-old man as both were riding along a bike path in West Dunbartonshire.

The attack took place at around 9am last Saturday 31 October on the path between Dumbarton and Balloch, according to the Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter.

The victim was pushed from his bike, causing him to injure his shoulder and his assailant, believed to be aged in his forties, attempted to punch him three times.

Police say the suspect was wearing a dark jacket and is thought to have been on a bicycle that was dark in colour with a small trailer attached to it.

Officers have asked anyone who has information about the incident to contact them on the non-emergency number 101 or alternatively via the charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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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Dnnnnnn | 8 years ago

Completely off-topic but I notice that the author is described as being "more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes". Hardly surprising as what/how would you fettle *with* a bike? Your backside? Otherwise you might fettle bikes - but not "with bikes".

I'm leaving now.

Ush | 8 years ago

@KiwiMike, they weren't "real" shoe-wearers.  Just $derogatoryepithets wearing shoes. 

KiwiMike | 8 years ago

In other news, UK-wide British police forces are seeking 1,447 shoe-wearers this evening, after they commited various crimes ranging from Not Keeping To the Right On the Tube Escalators to GBH with a candlestick.

The victims, 1,447 fellow shoe-wearers, expressed a collective horror that one of 'them' could do such a thing.

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