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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.

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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.