Police in Cambridge have appealed to the public for help in tracking down the occupants of a white van following reports that cyclists have been pushed off their bikes by a passenger in the vehicle, and that eggs have been thrown at pedestrians.
Officers from Cambridgeshire Police are investigating a dozen incidents that have occurred in East Chesterton in the past few months and believe most are linked to the same vehicle, reports Cambridge News.
In other incidents, either a silver Volkswagen Golf or black Volkswagen Passat has been involved.
“In recent months we have received eight reports of anti-social behaviour and four reports of assaults in East Chesterton that we believe may be linked,” said PC Tom Urbanski.
“On two occasions cyclists have been deliberately pushed off their bikes by someone in the passenger seat of the van. The victims of the four assaults all sustained minor injuries.
“I’d urge anyone who has information about these incidents or who witnesses anything suspicious in area to contact us immediately,” he added.
PCSO Kate Thwaites said: “If you spot any suspicious activity in East Chesterton please could we encourage you to note down as much detail as possible, including any vehicle registrations if you’re able to, and contact either the police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
She added: “If you feel that someone is in danger please phone 999 immediately.”
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