Police hunt after pedestrian punches cyclist in Dunchurch Road

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Officers are appealing for witnesses to an assault during which a cyclist was hit in the face.

At around midday on Saturday April 20 a male cyclist was heading towards town along the marked cycle path, which runs alongside the pavement in Dunchurch Road.

A spokesman for Warwickshire Police said: “As he approached the church he steered his cycle on to the grass verge to avoid a male pedestrian who was walking along the cycle path. At the same time the man also stepped on to the grass verge to avoid the cyclist.

The two bumped into each other. The cyclist looked back at the man to make sure he was okay, at which point the man became verbally abusive and hit the cyclist in the face.

“He then walked off, continuing his journey away from town. The cyclist suffered bruising to his nose and face.”

The pedestrian is described as being white male, approximately 5feet 6 inches tall and in his late teens. He was of a thin build with cropped hair which was either blonde or ginger and was wearing a navy blue long sleeved sweater and dark trousers.

Anyone who saw the encounter is asked to contact police on (01926) 415000 or the non emergency number 101.