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Cyclist who headbutted pedestrian after jumping red light hunted by City of London Police +video

Incident happened on Farringdon Road last month and left victim needing stitches

City of London Police have appealed for help in tracking down a cyclist who rode through a red light then headbutted a pedestrian who had been crossing Farringdon Road on 22 August 2019 at around 13:45.

Officers say that after nearly colliding with the pedestrian, a 57-year-old man, the cyclist dismounted and headbutted him. The pedestrian needed stitches in a wound above his eye and also sustained ligament damage to his arm due to falling to the ground.

PC Fisk of City of London Police said: “We are asking the public to help us identify this cyclist, whose needlessly violent actions has left a member of the public with some nasty injuries.

“If anyone has any information about the man who carried out this assault, please contact us. He is described as a white man in his 40s, around 5ft 10, of medium build, with short greying hair.”

Police can be contacted on 020 7601 2115 quoting reference 19*446160. Alternatively, anyone with information can contact the charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Besides the video above, police also issued three still images captured by CCTV of the suspect.


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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