Police hunting cyclist who punched motorist

The man police want to speak to

The man police want to speak to

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A CYCLIST reached into a motorist's car and grabbed him by the throat before punching him.

Police have today released this image of a man they want to speak to following the attack on Tuesday, May 20. 

A police spokesman said the 31-year-old motorist was at the junction of Highlands and Sussex Drive in Banbury at about 7.15am when he was attacked.

The cyclist had got off his bike, reached through the open driver's window and grabbed his throat.

He then punched him in the face.

Police have not said if there was any dispute prior to the assault.

The driver suffered cuts to both this upper and lower lips and bruising on his throat. He went to the Horton Hospital and was discharged later that day.

The man police want to speak to is described as white, between 30 and 35, 5ft 9in to 5ft 10in, and of medium but athletic build.

He has cropped light brown hair and was wearing black jogging bottoms and a black hooded top.

Anyone with any information can call Pc Simon Somerville on 101.

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4:34pm Tue 10 Jun 14

HomerSimpsonDoh says...

Typical cyclist.
Typical cyclist. HomerSimpsonDoh
  • Score: -15

4:36pm Tue 10 Jun 14

natox78 says...

I was waiting for that. In some ways I am glad you were the first Homer. It is what I expect of you. x
I was waiting for that. In some ways I am glad you were the first Homer. It is what I expect of you. x natox78
  • Score: 16

4:41pm Tue 10 Jun 14

cubist says...

HomerSimpsonDoh = Joke
HomerSimpsonDoh = Joke cubist
  • Score: 26

5:57pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Quentin Walker says...

Rapid communication from TVP...
Rapid communication from TVP... Quentin Walker
  • Score: 8

6:57pm Tue 10 Jun 14

cowley bob says...

what happenend Homer?
what happenend Homer? cowley bob
  • Score: -12

7:11pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

At least the cyclist wasn't wearing Lycra.........I passed one today, must've been 16 - 18 stone, not a pretty sight
At least the cyclist wasn't wearing Lycra.........I passed one today, must've been 16 - 18 stone, not a pretty sight Dilligaf2010
  • Score: -15

9:01am Wed 11 Jun 14

## Nonny Mouse ## says...

I do enjoy how motorists are depicted as such a humble group that when someone drives irresponsibly, they immediately get separated out as 'speeding teenager' or 'drunk driver' as to not harm the brand.

This guy looks like a **** who happened to be on a bike. He's not what I would group as your traditional 'cyclist'.

But no, if that helps maintain the tete a tete between road-users, then lash at it OM.
I do enjoy how motorists are depicted as such a humble group that when someone drives irresponsibly, they immediately get separated out as 'speeding teenager' or 'drunk driver' as to not harm the brand. This guy looks like a **** who happened to be on a bike. He's not what I would group as your traditional 'cyclist'. But no, if that helps maintain the tete a tete between road-users, then lash at it OM. ## Nonny Mouse ##
  • Score: 10

9:54am Wed 11 Jun 14

Neonlights says...

Maybe the motorist was hampering the speeding cylists progress and he took offence.
Maybe the motorist was hampering the speeding cylists progress and he took offence. Neonlights
  • Score: -4

10:50am Wed 11 Jun 14

cubist says...

maybe ha was driving like a t**t
maybe ha was driving like a t**t cubist
  • Score: 1

2:56pm Wed 11 Jun 14

John Lamb says...

Why are the photos so small when asking for readers for help catch a criminal?
Sometimes they're smaller than a postage stamp.
Make them bigger so people can have a good look.
Why are the photos so small when asking for readers for help catch a criminal? Sometimes they're smaller than a postage stamp. Make them bigger so people can have a good look. John Lamb
  • Score: 0

2:02pm Thu 12 Jun 14

wilcowoods says...

Sounds like the cyclist may have been angry because the driver did something. Perhaps the driver overtook him too closely or tailgated him. If you felt your life was threatened or put at risk unnecessarily you might be angry too. The cyclist is either a total hero for sticking up for himself or an irrational psychotic who randomly attacks people.

Since nobody else has been attacked and since he had enough skill to escape, I think he's more likely to be a hero who defended himself against a cowardly attack by someone in a car
Sounds like the cyclist may have been angry because the driver did something. Perhaps the driver overtook him too closely or tailgated him. If you felt your life was threatened or put at risk unnecessarily you might be angry too. The cyclist is either a total hero for sticking up for himself or an irrational psychotic who randomly attacks people. Since nobody else has been attacked and since he had enough skill to escape, I think he's more likely to be a hero who defended himself against a cowardly attack by someone in a car wilcowoods
  • Score: -3

7:49pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

From what I can see in the photo, the cyclist looks like the sort of bloke that would pick a fight with somebody, merely because there was a "y" in the day.....Thick in the arm, Thick in the head, as somebody I once knew used to say....
From what I can see in the photo, the cyclist looks like the sort of bloke that would pick a fight with somebody, merely because there was a "y" in the day.....Thick in the arm, Thick in the head, as somebody I once knew used to say.... Dilligaf2010
  • Score: 1

10:45am Mon 16 Jun 14

locodogz says...

## Nonny Mouse ## wrote:
I do enjoy how motorists are depicted as such a humble group that when someone drives irresponsibly, they immediately get separated out as 'speeding teenager' or 'drunk driver' as to not harm the brand.

This guy looks like a **** who happened to be on a bike. He's not what I would group as your traditional 'cyclist'.

But no, if that helps maintain the tete a tete between road-users, then lash at it OM.
"This guy looks like a **** who happened to be on a bike. He's not what I would group as your traditional 'cyclist'"

Wow - astonishing deduction from one small photo? What are the tell-tale signs that differentiate him from "traditional" cyclists?
[quote][p][bold]## Nonny Mouse ##[/bold] wrote: I do enjoy how motorists are depicted as such a humble group that when someone drives irresponsibly, they immediately get separated out as 'speeding teenager' or 'drunk driver' as to not harm the brand. This guy looks like a **** who happened to be on a bike. He's not what I would group as your traditional 'cyclist'. But no, if that helps maintain the tete a tete between road-users, then lash at it OM.[/p][/quote]"This guy looks like a **** who happened to be on a bike. He's not what I would group as your traditional 'cyclist'" Wow - astonishing deduction from one small photo? What are the tell-tale signs that differentiate him from "traditional" cyclists? locodogz
  • Score: 1

10:47am Mon 16 Jun 14

natox78 says...

This is a good point. When I cycle in and out of work I am dressed in lycra. Wehn I do the banking, I am in jeans and a shirt.
This is a good point. When I cycle in and out of work I am dressed in lycra. Wehn I do the banking, I am in jeans and a shirt. natox78
  • Score: 0

4:45pm Mon 16 Jun 14

The New Private Eye says...

it was just as well he didn't attack me, I am of a nervous disposition and probably would have panicked an hit the accelerator, it could have been nasty for him then. I hope this thug is caught very soon.
it was just as well he didn't attack me, I am of a nervous disposition and probably would have panicked an hit the accelerator, it could have been nasty for him then. I hope this thug is caught very soon. The New Private Eye
  • Score: 3

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