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Police seek cyclist who allegedly hit van driver over head with bike lock

Incident took place in Bristol last month following collision

Police in Bristol have launched an appeal for information after a cyclist allegedly hit a van driver over the head with a bike lock last month.

The incident, which is being treated as suspected grievous bodily harm, happened on Foxcroft Road at the junction of Whitehall Road on Tuesday December 18 at around 12.40pm.  

According to Avon & Somerset Constabulary, after a collision involving the van and bicycle, the driver got out of his vehicle and was then hit over the head by the cyclist with a bike lock.

The cyclist then rode off towards St George Park, and the victim believes a bystander may have chased after him on foot.

In an appeal, please said: “The victim believes that a bystander may have chased the cyclist on foot. Were you in the area at the time? Did you witness this assault? Were you the man who tried to help by chasing the cyclist?”

Anyone who has information is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference number 5218279076 and ask to speak to PC 313 Richichi, or the charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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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