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Police hunt cyclist who attacks pedestrians he crashes into on pavement in City Road

PUBLISHED: 12:47 02 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:47 02 October 2017

Police bid to identify this man riding bike on pavement in City Road who they say attacked three pedestrians he crashed into. Picture: Met Police

Police bid to identify this man riding bike on pavement in City Road who they say attacked three pedestrians he crashed into. Picture: Met Police

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Police are hunting a thug who rode his bike on the pavement crashing into pedestrians in Shoreditch—then attacked them after falling off.

Video captures angry clyclist (arrowed) punching pedestrian unconscious to the ground in City Road.Picture: Met Police Video captures angry clyclist (arrowed) punching pedestrian unconscious to the ground in City Road.Picture: Met Police

Scotland Yard has issued CCTV images today from a camera which caught the whole incident along City Road, near Old Street.

The cyclist collided into the pedestrians around 3am on Sunday, August 13, and is seen in the video punching a 24-year-old man to the ground who was left unconscious and punching a 31-year-old woman in the face, causing a broken nose, in what police say was “a callous and needless assault”.

The attacker retrieves his bike before fleeing the scene, heading westward towards The Angel.

He is described as a black, in his 20s, who was wearing a dark polo shirt and black trousers and had a distinctive large beard.

CCTV shows suspect (arrowed) attacking second pedestrian in City Road. Picture: Met Police CCTV shows suspect (arrowed) attacking second pedestrian in City Road. Picture: Met Police

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to call 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111 (crimestoppers-uk.org).

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