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Police in Cambridge seek occupants of white van after cyclists pushed off bikes

Other incidents in East Chesterton area of city have involved eggs being thrown at pedestrians

Police in Cambridge have appealed to the public for help in tracking down the occupants of a white van following reports that cyclists have been pushed off their bikes by a passenger in the vehicle, and that eggs have been thrown at pedestrians.

Officers from Cambridgeshire Police are investigating a dozen incidents that have occurred in East Chesterton in the past few months and believe most are linked to the same vehicle, reports Cambridge News.

In other incidents, either a silver Volkswagen Golf or black Volkswagen Passat has been involved.

“In recent months we have received eight reports of anti-social behaviour and four reports of assaults in East Chesterton that we believe may be linked,” said PC Tom Urbanski.

“On two occasions cyclists have been deliberately pushed off their bikes by someone in the passenger seat of the van. The victims of the four assaults all sustained minor injuries.

“I’d urge anyone who has information about these incidents or who witnesses anything suspicious in area to contact us immediately,” he added.

PCSO Kate Thwaites said: “If you spot any suspicious activity in East Chesterton please could we encourage you to note down as much detail as possible, including any vehicle registrations if you’re able to, and contact either the police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

She added: “If you feel that someone is in danger please phone 999 immediately.”

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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barbarus | 7 years ago
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Not to play down the idiocy of these goons, but did anyone else wonder whether PC Urbanski works with PC Hipsta

Angry Egg | 7 years ago

According to the locals, the police know who it is but too scared to go into the area?

kil0ran | 7 years ago

I'm going to Kickstarter a bottle cage crowbar mount, it's the only way to be sure

Metaphor | 7 years ago

Bring back the stocks.

the infamous grouse | 7 years ago

grab the hand that shoves you?

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