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Witness appeal after cyclist assaulted by car occupant in attack filmed by passenger

Thames Valley Police seek infomation relating to incident last Sunday

Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was assaulted in Berkshire by a car passenger who filmed the attack.

The incident happened last Sunday on the B4000 at  Stockcross as the cyclist, a 61-year-old man, headed towards Wickham, say Thames Valley Police.

A vehicle was driven up behind the rider, who felt something hit him on the back,and as the vehicle passed him, he saw a holdall hanging out of the window, with a front-seat passenger filming what was happening.

Police say that the man filming was white, in his thirties and had short dark hair. The car involved, a saloon, was dark in colour and possibly a BMW.

Anyone who has information is asked to contack PC Gary Hemmings at Newbury Police station, or the charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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