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Police investigate cycle rage incident on Guild Wheel

Posted on - 12th June, 2014 - 11:59am | Author - | Posted in - Cottam, Lancashire Police, News

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Lancashire Police are asking for help after a cyclist is assaulted on the Guild Wheel.

In what looks like a ‘cycle rage‘ incident, a 20 year old bike rider was assaulted by another cyclist after they collided on the Guild Wheel in Preston.

Police say the collision and assault happened on Cottam Way around 6pm on Tuesday 3 June.

The man apparently swore at the victim before putting him in a head lock and punching twice in the head, causing him to fall to the ground as he was clipped into his bike.

The 20 year old tried to ride away, but as he passed the other man, he was pushed to the ground and suffered a fractured collar bone.

Police say the offender is a white male, about 20 years old, six feet tall, of stocky build and clean shaven with blond hair; he spoke with a local accent.

He was wearing a dark grey cycle helmet, a “SKY TEAM” black and blue short sleeved cycling t-shirt and black shorts. He was riding a dark grey, carbon fibre road bike,

Anyone with information can call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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