Cyclists sought after alleged assault
Updated on 21st August 2012
Police are trying to trace two cyclists who reportedly assaulted a motorist and damaged his car in an incident in north Nottinghamshire last month.
The incident happened on the A616 at Smeaton Lakes, not far from the British Sugar plant, at around midday on Sunday 22 July.
The 42-year-old male victim had overtaken the cyclists, who were riding two abreast, and stopped a little way down the road to tell them they should be riding single file.
An argument ensued and it is alleged that when the motorist attempted to drive away both cyclists kicked the car. The argument continued and it is then alleged that one of the cyclists opened the car door and punched the driver in the face.
Police are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who recognises the following descriptions of the cyclists.
Both were white and aged in their late 20s or early 30s. One was around 6ft 2ins tall and well-built. He was wearing black cycling gear and riding a black bike.
The second cyclist was around 5ft 8ins tall and slightly built. He was wearing lime green cycling gear and was riding a white bike.
The motorist had been driving a black BMW car in the direction of South Muskham.
Anyone with information about the cyclists or anything else about the incident should telephone Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 453 of 22 July.
Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
In an emergency dial 999