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London police seek cyclist with 'large beard' who punched man unconscious, broke woman's nose after crashing into them

The man fled the scene on his bike after assaulting a group of three people.

unnamed CCTV still of the cyclist attacker, a man aged in his 20s Source: Metropolitan Police

POLICE IN LONDON are seeking a cyclist who viciously assaulted three people after cycling into them on a pavement.

The incident happened at 3am, early on the morning of Sunday, 13 August, when the group was walking along City Road in Hackney when they saw the cyclist approaching.

After colliding with the three and falling from his bike, the black man, aged in his 20s and sporting a ‘distinctive large beard’, jumped to his feet and remonstrated with the trio before launching an unprovoked attack.

In the ensuing moments, the man punched one 24-year-old male in the group leaving him unconscious, and hit a 31-year-old woman in the face breaking her nose.

He then jumped back on his bike and fled the scene in the direction of nearby Islington.

The man was caught on CCTV and his photo has been released by the Metropolitan Police. At the time of the assault he was wearing a dark polo shirt and black trousers.

Investigating officer PC Matt Jolley described the assault  as being “callous and needless”.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hackney police, or to provide information anonymously via UK Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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