Cyclist knocked off bike and punched in Fordingbridge road rage attack

A CYCLIST in his 60s was knocked off his bike and punched in an attack in Fordingbridge.

The incident unfolded at around 2.40pm on Tuesday, May 14, in Midgham Road.

Police have issued an image of a person they would like to speak to in connection with the attack.

“During the incident, which took place on Midgham Road, Fordingbridge, the victim was knocked off his bicycle when a car door was opened on him,” a Hampshire Police spokesperson said.

“The car and bicycle were both stationary at the time.

“While on the ground, the victim was then punched in the arm by an unknown man – the driver of the car.

“Thankfully the victim, who was a man in his 60s, suffered no injuries as a result of the assault.”

The man is described as; White, in his early to mid-20s, of skinny build, with mousy brown hair. He had a tattoo on his right hand and a stud earring in his right ear, and was wearing a dark blue T-shirt, with sunglasses on top of his head.

He is believed to have been driving a blue Honda Civic, police added.

“We believe the man in this image can help us with our investigation and would urge him, or anyone who knows his identity, to get in touch with us,” the spokesperson added.

“Also, if you witnessed anything of the incident, saw anything suspicious in the area at the time, or have any CCTV, mobile phone, dash cam or doorbell camera footage which could aid our investigation, please contact us.”

Anyone who recognises the person pictured, or has information regarding the incident, should contact police on 101, quoting incident number 44240202021.

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