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Police hunt Bath motorist who punched cyclist

Assault took place after cyclists remonstrated with motorist over his driving

Police are searching for a motorist in Bath who punched a cyclist after the latter remonstrated with him about his driving. 

The incident took place on at around 4.15pm July 20 between the Neston Country Inn and Neston Primary School near Corsham, reports the Bath Chronicle, after two cyclists say they were cut up by a man driving a red saloon car.

According to a spokesman for Avon & Somerset Constabulary, “an altercation ensued which resulted in the cyclist falling from his bike and then being assaulted by the driver."
The driver is described as a white male, around 6ft 2ins tall, aged between 40 and 50 and well built, with short fair or grey hair. He was wearing a light-blue T-shirt.

The victim, a 52-year-old man from Bath, received cuts and bruises to his face and a swollen ear. Police are asking anyone who saw the incident or who knows who the driver is call Heather Osak in the Crime Management Unit at Melksham police station on 0845 408 7000 extension 728609 or 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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