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Hunt for cyclist who ran red light then headbutted pedestrian to the ground

City of London Police have appealed for help identifying the cyclist after the attack in Farringdon Street on August 22

The cyclist headbutts the pedestrian (City of London Police/PA)
The cyclist headbutts the pedestrian (City of London Police/PA)

By Margaret Davis, PA Crime Correspondent

Police are hunting a cyclist who headbutted a City worker to the ground after a near-miss on a pedestrian crossing.

The cyclist ran a red light in Farringdon Street in the City of London at around 1.45pm on August 22, narrowly avoiding hitting the pedestrian who was crossing the road.

He then got off his bike, came back towards the businessman and headbutted him in the face, calmly cycling away as his victim lay sprawled on the pavement.

The 57-year-old man needed stitches to a wound above his eye, and suffered ligament damage to his arm.

Pc Fisk, from the 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.

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Police want to speak to this man (City of London Police/PA)

“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 10ins, of medium build, with short greying hair.”

Anyone with information can call the City of London Police on 020 7601 2115, quoting reference 19*446160, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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