Police in Essex are investigating an incident in which a cyclist sustained a head injury after a passenger in a car that was passing struck him with a baseball bat.
The cyclist, a man aged in his 20s, needed stitches to a cut to the top of his scalp following the incident, say Essex Pollice.
The force says that it happened on Burnt Mills Road, Basildon at around 5.30pm on Monday 23 January.
The assailant is said to have been on the passenger side of the vehicle involved, which is said to be dark in colour.
Police are urging anyone who has information or CCTV or dashcam footage to get in touch, quoting crime reference number 42/13817/23.
Information can be reported online, or by telephoning police on the non-emergency number 101.
Alternatively, people with information can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
Conservative town councillor Stuart Terson, who represents the Pitsea North West ward, said he was shocked to learn of the attack.
“Firstly, I hope the young man is recovering well,” he told EchoNews.co.uk.
“This is a shocking act and completely unprovoked the resident was just cycling down the road.
“I would ask anybody within the information to contact the police. Someone must know who carried this out. This behaviour must not be tolerated,” he added.
The consensus seems to be that this was a return of socraticyclist. If true and if they're actually distinct from the Nigel / Garrage / rakia /...
No problem !...
If only it'd been wearing a helment and hi viz. Seriously, Grove Lane is in a 20mph zone. If you can't drive down there without hitting something,...
You can't get a fridge along there!!
Well of course cars are driven by right thinking conservatives you see. Bicycles meanwhile are the preserve of lefty, tofu eaters who are a danger...
No doubt this new rule was heavily advocated for by Lawrence Stroll.
Indeed! obviously, for the pictures editor, it wasn’t.
Thanks for the article on what was a truly striking bike.
Did Speed Buggy and Herbie retire to the Isle of Man? I think you mean 'scare the bejaysus out of the drivers of other passing vehicles'...