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Police hunt driver who knocked cyclist off his bike on purpose

Gloucestershire Police say rider may have knocked vehicle’s wing mirror beforehand

Police in Gloucester have launched an appeal for witnesses after a cyclist was knocked off his bike by a driver in what is believed to have been a deliberate attack.

Officers say that the cyclist, who was riding along Cheltenham Road at around 9am last Thursday struck the wing mirror of a black Alfa Romeo car.

The driver was then said to have driven into the cyclist on purpose, knocking him off his bike, with the rider sustaining back and ankle injuries as well as bruising.

Gloucestershire Police say that his bike was also damaged in the incident, which happened outside the University of Gloucestershire campus, and it is believed that a number of people may have witnessed what happened.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or who may have dashcam footage to come forward.

Information can be submitted online by completing a form at this link and quoting incident 256 of 3 March.

Alternatively, anyone with information can call police on 101 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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