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Cyclist headbutts pedestrian in Farringdon sparking police hunt

Police describe the attack as a 'moment of unexplained rage'

10 September, 2019 — By Calum Fraser

The moment a cyclist head-butted a pedestrian 

A CYCLIST headbutted a pedestrian after “jumping a red light” and almost hitting him while he walked across the road.

City of London police have released CCTV footage showing the cyclist allegedly jumping a red light and almost knocking into a man in a suit as he tries to cross Farringdon Road.

The cyclist then stops, gets off his bike and walks up to the victim and headbutts him in what the police called a “moment of unexplained rage.”

The victim was left needing stitches to a wound above his eye and suffered ligament damage to his arm as he fell.

The attack happened on August 22 at about 1:45pm. The police are appealing for witnesses.

PC Fisk, from the City of London Police, said: “We are asking the public to help us identify this cyclist, whose needlessly violent actions has left a member of the public with some nasty injuries.

“If anyone has any information about the man who carried out this assault, please contact us. He is described as a white man in his 40s, around 5ft 10, of medium build, with short greying hair.”

Information can be provided to the City of London Police by calling 020 7601 2115 and quoting reference 19*446160. Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, via their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

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