Police in Essex have launched an appeal for witnesses after a cyclist was pushed from his bike by a van passenger last Wednesday.
The incident took place on Goatswood Lane, Brentwood, close to the junction with Horseman Side, at about 2pm on 20 January.
In a post to Facebook, Essex Police said: “The male passenger of a van which was driving alongside the cyclist grabbed his helmet via an open window, causing him to lose control of the bicycle and fall off.
“The cyclist, who is aged in his 60s, sustained grazes to his legs and face and was left shaken up by the incident.
“We are treating the incident as an assault and are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time to get in contact. A passer-by stopped to help the victim but did not leave any contact details.”
Anyone who has information relating to the incident is asked to call police on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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