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Police seek cyclist who attacked horse and rider with brick

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Police in Scotland are hunting for a cyclist who threw his bike and a brick at a horse and rider, causing the equestrian to fall off.

Police say the incident, amounts to an assault and are calling for witnesses.

The cyclist in Gorebridge, Midlothian, who was riding with a‘poodle-like’ dog, assaulted the rider and horse by throwing his bike at them, which caused the rider to fall.

The cyclist then hurled a brick at the rider before leaving.

The offender was described as being in his 50s, dressed in a yellow high-viz cycling jacket, black lycra leggings or shorts, and a white cycling helmet.

Anyone with any information, or who witnessed the incident close to the junction between Ladybrae and Barleyknowe Road, should contact Sergeant Michele Lindsay on 101 at Penicuik Police Station.


After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on

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