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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 has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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