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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.


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