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Cyclist 'shove' video: Man hands himself into police

Published 25/08/2015

A man has handed himself into police hours after investigators released a video of a cyclist being pushed off her bike.

The 33-year-old suspect, who has not been named, attended Bethnal Green police station in east London this afternoon and identified himself as the man in the video, Metropolitan Police said.

The man has not been arrested but will be interviewed by police, a Met spokesman said.

The video, shot from the cyclist's helmet camera, showed the the man shouting and swearing at the woman, in her early 40s, after she asked him to wait for her to pass before crossing a road in Whitechapel, east London.

The man, dressed in dark clothing, was then shown pursuing the cyclist as she rode along the street. He caught up with her as she neared a junction, and pushed her with force into the traffic.

The woman could be heard screaming in shock as she fell to the ground.

Police said the cyclist was "very upset" following the attack "but did not require medical treatment", and managed to move herself and her bike out of the way of moving traffic.

The assault took place on Sidney Street, as the cyclist turned off Whitechapel Road, on Friday May 1 at about 6pm.

However, the footage was only released today.

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