A cyclist was hospitalised when an angry car driver attacked him with an ice cream cone near Bibury in the Cotswolds last month.
The Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard reports that the cyclist had travelled from London to see his family for two days and had gone for a bike ride while he was there.
It is believed that the car driver lost his temper when the cyclist rode past and spat on the ground, near the car.
After words were exchanged, the driver thrust an ice cream cone into the cyclist’s face. The resultant cut to his lip required a visit to Cirencester Hospital for stitches.
A police constable and police community support officer on patrol who happened across the altercation broke things up.
Sergeant Garrett Gloyn said: “We have recorded the assault, though it was not done with a deadly weapon.”
The situation was dealt with through restorative justice with the 35-year-old offender writing a note of apology with which the victim was satisfied.