Witness appeal after van driver attacked by cyclist

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A VAN driver has been assaulted by a cyclist he narrowly missed in an incident in Bletchley on Thursday.

At 12.10pm, a 52-year-old man was driving a white Citroen Berlingo van, with Appetito branding on it, along Windmill Hill Drive. As he approached the junction of Buckingham Road, he braked sharply to avoid a cyclist who crossed in front of him.

The cyclist then got off his bike and started hitting and kicking the van. The victim got out of the van, and the cyclist started punching him in the face, before putting him in a headlock and dragging him to the floor. The cyclist then rode off.

The victim sustained bruising to his face and knee.

The offender is white, 5ft 10ins, of athletic build, and around 24-years-old. He was wearing black cycling shorts, a white and grey fitted top with stripes on the sleeves and black sunglasses.

Anyone with witnessed the incident or recognises the description of the offender should contact PC Suzi Downing via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.