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Police hunt furious assault suspect who pushed cyclist and threw bike in road

UPDATE: A man in his 60s has attended a voluntary police interview and been released under investigation

UPDATE 9/8/2022: Dorset Police have confirmed a local man aged in his 60s has attended a voluntary police interview. He has been released under investigation as officers carry out further enquiries.

Police in Dorset have released a picture of a man, captured by a cyclist's helmet camera, who is alleged to have assaulted the rider, pushing him against a wall and throwing his bike into the road after confronting him about riding on the pavement.

The victim aged in his 20s was unknown to the man [pictured below], and suffered an injury to his shoulder that did not require medical treatment. His bike was also damaged during the incident in Poole last month.

Poole assault full image (Dorset Police)

The alleged assault happened at around 9.35pm on Wednesday 15 June on Ashley Road near Nuudle Bar in Poole and was captured by the rider's helmet camera, prompting the police to release an image from the footage as part of the investigation.

It shows a man believed to be in his 60s with grey hair and wearing an open-necked light blue shirt and navy blue suit trousers as he charged towards the cyclist.

Adam Cleaver, a spokesman for Poole Police said: "I have been carrying out a number of enquiries into this incident so far and am now in a position to issue an image of a man I would like to identify.

"I would ask anyone who recognises him to please contact Dorset Police."

Yesterday, we reported Dorset Police had confirmed it was investigating footage of another incident near Bournemouth, this time involving the driver of a car towing a caravan hitting a cyclist following a close pass dispute.

> Police investigating collision involving caravan-towing motorist and cyclist after close pass dispute

Dorset Police confirmed officers attended a report at 10.43am on Saturday 9 July 2022 of a collision involving the driver of a car towing a caravan and a cyclist on Parley Lane in Christchurch.

The collision came at the end of the footage, moments after one of the other cyclists in the group's rear-facing camera had recorded the driver apparently sounding their horn as they overtook the group, who were travelling at close to 40km/h.

"The cyclist sustained minor injuries that did not require hospital treatment. An investigation is underway to establish the full circumstances of the collision and enquiries are continuing," Dorset Police told road.cc.

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Dan joined road.cc in 2020, and spent most of his first year (hopefully) keeping you entertained on the live blog. At the start of 2022 he took on the role of news editor. Before joining road.cc, Dan wrote about various sports, including football and boxing for the Daily Express, and covered the weird and wonderful world of non-league football for The Non-League Paper. Part of the generation inspired by the 2012 Olympics, Dan has been 'enjoying' life on two wheels ever since and spends his weekends making bonk-induced trips to the petrol stations of the south of England.

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bikeman01 | 1 year ago
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And crap reporting of the day goes to 

https://eunews.bksfe.com/police-release-image-of-man-who-is-alleged-to-h...

Not only do they show only a torso picture of the man.

They report that the man attacked the cyclist and threw his MOTORCYCLE into the road!

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andystow replied to bikeman01 | 1 year ago
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bikeman01 wrote:

And crap reporting of the day goes to 

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Not only do they show only a torso picture of the man.

They report that the man attacked the cyclist and threw his MOTORCYCLE into the road!

That's a bad link to a site hosting malware. Redirects after a second to the dodgy "updates-center dot com" and tries to trick me into allowing a browser plug-in.

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Fignon's ghost | 1 year ago
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Fuck it. I'll chuck it out there.

There's something about the look of this old codger that screams - Brexit! Or dare I say it. UKIP

This cuntry

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don simon fbpe replied to Fignon's ghost | 1 year ago
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Don't, you'll upset the baroom barrister. :0

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IanMSpencer | 1 year ago
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Back in the day, I believe it was Blunkett who was home secretary made a clear direction to the police that cyclists riding on the pavement out of concern for their own safety should not be prosecuted except if their behaviour was inappropriate. This was repeated by ACPO guidance.

Something happened, probably The Sun or The Mail, and this direction seems to have evaporated yet in terms of road safety the logic has not changed.

Without knowing the circumstances, which will probably take a couple of years of a court case is to ensue, we do not know whether the young man was pottering along or was acting inappropriately - though this is not entirely relevant as you aren't supposed to go bearing people up to enforce the law, that is called vigilantism.

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chrisonabike replied to IanMSpencer | 1 year ago
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Possibly this was a section of "sign it better" shared-space pavement also and the cyclist was there perfectly legally - I couldn't see anything in the story which would tell us one way or the other.  I've certainly had people get very unhappy at me cycling - right in front of a big blue "cycles and pedestrians" sign.

I put it down to surprise and the unfamiliar.  Although just recently we've had several new (?) visitors here saying they've had bad experiences with cyclists.  Maybe it's summer, maybe it's the youth of today, maybe people are waking up to this normally invisible menace... Since cyclists are people on bikes I wouldn't be shocked to find that some were careless and a few might be behaving aggressively.

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ChrisB200SX | 1 year ago
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Probably worth the Police taking that picture into Lovett's estate agent (right where the image was taken) and asking if they know who it is.

Blurry picture but I wonder...

 

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ChrisB200SX replied to ChrisB200SX | 1 year ago
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A call into Adams and Rose Estate Agents wouldn't take much time either. (Paul Martin Buxton might be worth looking into?)

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OldRidgeback | 1 year ago
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It's interesting how many people on FB are happy to defend this thug given that he's committed an assault. I'm glad that the cops at least have a decent sense of perspective.

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AlsoSomniloquism replied to OldRidgeback | 1 year ago
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Yes, I'm sure the Police have reviewed the footage and believe it is enough for an assault charge being as they are releasing a plea for tracing the assailant. I doubt they would have bothered if the footage they reviewed didn't show the evidence for them to go forward. But he has hit a cyclist and people seem to cheer that because another cyclist once did something. Look at all the ones defending a car driving over the bike and which easily could have been the cyclist as well. 

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Jimwill | 1 year ago
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Wouldn't normally endorse elder abuse , but I would have beat ten bells out of him.

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don simon fbpe replied to Jimwill | 1 year ago
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It's not elder abuse, it'd be dickhead abuse. Unless you consider all elders to be dickheads. Dickhead abuse is fair.

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Jimwill replied to don simon fbpe | 1 year ago
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Thanks for clearing the ethics up for me I will no longer refrain from dropping dickheads who just happen to be old

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don simon fbpe replied to Jimwill | 1 year ago
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The ignorance of youth is welcome to benefit from the wisdom of experience.

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EM69 replied to Jimwill | 1 year ago
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Agree, toucha my bike and I'll toucha ya face...

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NOtotheEU | 1 year ago
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Cyclist; "I'll cycle on the pavement to be safe from all the angry, selfish, ignorant drivers around here"

Angry, selfish, ignorant driver parks up & exits car; "We'll see about that!"

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BIRMINGHAMisaDUMP replied to NOtotheEU | 1 year ago
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If anyone looks like one of those brexthick lot - then that gammon does.  1 ignorant, busta blood vessel. 

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Sriracha replied to BIRMINGHAMisaDUMP | 1 year ago
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Oh wow, so now it's down to "he looks like one of them" and pile on the insults?

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Rich_cb replied to Sriracha | 1 year ago
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Classic kinder, gentler politics right there.

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NOtotheEU replied to BIRMINGHAMisaDUMP | 1 year ago
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BIRMINGHAMisaDUMP wrote:

If anyone looks like one of those brexthick lot - then that gammon does.  1 ignorant, busta blood vessel. 

I'm certain a percentage of brexit supporters are selfish, ignorant, violent, human beings.

I'm also certain that an almost equal percentage of remain supporters are also selfish, ignorant, violent human beings.

Regardless of this mans possible political views I think we can all agree he attacked a fellow cyclist and I'm sure we can discuss it without insulting each other.

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Adam Sutton | 1 year ago
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Meh

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brooksby | 1 year ago
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He's really angry because he saw a cyclist run a red light, this one time...

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peted76 | 1 year ago
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Lookit that angry old gammon! 

 

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eburtthebike replied to peted76 | 1 year ago
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peted76 wrote:

Lookit that angry old gammon! 

Either he's a Brexiteer who has finally realised he's been lied to, or he's upset about Boris the Liar going.

Crazy that you have to have a cam to catch rabid pedestrians.  Whatever the cyclist was doing, it doesn't justify assault.

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peted76 replied to eburtthebike | 1 year ago
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I think he's just angry at the world... I can relate.

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old bod replied to eburtthebike | 1 year ago
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unless the cyclist had just hit him or one of his family on the pavement .....

 

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hawkinspeter replied to old bod | 1 year ago
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old bod wrote:

unless the cyclist had just hit him or one of his family on the pavement .....

Are you the person involved? If so, just state your side of the altercation rather than some random speculation.

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Owd Big 'Ead replied to hawkinspeter | 1 year ago
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What?
And nobody else is making random speculation?

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hawkinspeter replied to Owd Big 'Ead | 1 year ago
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Owd Big 'Ead wrote:

What? And nobody else is making random speculation?

They're just jumping to conclusions based on the bloke's appearance - not random at all

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eburtthebike replied to old bod | 1 year ago
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old bod wrote:

unless the cyclist had just hit him or one of his family on the pavement .....

One post and it's grade A BS; I wonder who it could be?

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