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Police search for man who shoulder-barged woman cyclist, knocking her off bike and into bus lane

Incident, which officers are treating as assault, happened last month in Newcastle

Northumbria Police have issued a photograph of a man they want to speak to in connection with an incident in Newcastle which a pedestrian shoulder-barged a woman who was cycling, knocking her into a bus lane.

The incident took place on Bridge Street at around 9am on Wednesday 24 October, reports Chronicle Live.

The woman fell into the road, but fortunately no vehicles were passing at the time.

Officers are treating the incident as assault and an investigation is ongoing.

A police spokesperson said: "Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and police are treating the incident as assault.

"Now officers are in a position to release an image of a man who may be able to assist with their investigation as he was in the area at the time.

"The man, or anyone who knows his identity, is encouraged to contact police on 101 quoting reference 141569E/18 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

"You can also report online at www.northumbria.police.uk/contact or email 8608 [at] northumbria.pnn.police.uk ."

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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