Cyclist threatened man who complimented his bike in Wimborne street

A CYCLIST threatened a man in a Wimborne street who complimented his bike.

Police are appealing for information after an incident in St Catherines, near the junction with Stevensons Close, at around 6.40pm on Friday, May 17.

The victim – a man aged in his 30s – walked past a cyclist and complimented his bike.

A police spokesperson said it was reported the cyclist responded by making threats toward the victim, before cycling off.

The cyclist is described as white, aged in his late 30s or early 40s with a stubbly beard and was wearing black cycling clothes with large black sunglasses.

The bike is described as a racing bike in a distinctive reddish brown colour with thin wheels.

Police Sergeant Neil Hawkes, of East Dorset police, said: “This was a distressing incident for the victim, but thankfully only verbal contact was made and he did not sustain any physical injuries.

“I am carrying out enquiries to establish the full circumstances of this incident and would ask anyone with information to help my investigation to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Dorset Police via, or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55240073932. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously online via, or by calling 0800 555 111.

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