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 ."

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.