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Dog walker ‘kicked girl off bike and attacked her’

Warwickshire Police appeal for witnesses to incident in market town near Coventry last Sunday

A girl cycling in a market town near Coventry was kicked off her bike and attacked by a man walking his dog, say Warwickshire Police.

Officers are appealing for information regarding the incident, which happened last Sunday 15 December in Bedworth, which lies midway between Coventry and Nuneaton.

Police say that it happened between 5.15pm and 5.45pm, with the dog walker, a middle-aged man, initially shouting threats at the victim.

She tried to flee the scene, but missed her turning and when she retraced her path, the main is said to have kicked her from her bike and then attacked her.

The youngster, whose age has not been disclosed, is said to have sustained a head injury during the attack.

According to police, the suspect, who was walking a dog with a red, extendable lead, is white, aged in his forties or fifties, and is around 5 feet 9 inches tall.

He was said to be of stocky build and wearing a black coat and black jogging bottoms.

Investigating officer PC Barnacle said: “This was a shameful incident, which saw a grown man reportedly accost and attack a teenage girl in the middle of the street.

“Enquiries are ongoing and we are very keen to bring this suspect into custody as soon as possible.

“If anyone has any information, please call 101 citing crime reference 23/53921/22.”

Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

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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peted76 | 1 year ago
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What a scumbag.. Bed'uth living up to stereotypes. 


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