Police appeal for witnesses after ‘nasty’ assault in Rugby

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Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man was assaulted in Rugby.

At approximately 8.15pm on Monday, April 18 the victim, a 29 year-old man, was cycling on Buchanan Road near to the junction with Wentworth Road when an unknown vehicle pulled up alongside him. The vehicle was described as a dark coloured saloon.

Four men got out of the vehicle and assaulted him, and as he fell to the ground he was kicked in the face and head.

It is believed that the offenders were carrying objects described as a crowbar and a bladed weapon.

A second vehicle, believed to be a white van, then pulled up and the victim was driven to hospital. The van drove off in an unknown direction. It is currently unknown if the occupants of the car and the van were known to each other.

The victim sustained injuries to his wrist, head and face which required hospital treatment.

Investigating officer Andy Holloway said: “This was a nasty unprovoked assault on the cyclist and we are keen to identify those involved. If anyone witnessed the offence or has any information that may assist with the investigation, please call Warwickshire Police on 101, quoting incident 401 of April 18 2016.”

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online via their website. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.