Police are on the hunt for a mystery cyclist caught on camera head-butting a pedestrian who narrowly missed a collision with him.
The man was captured in security vision on August 22 in the City of London at 1.45pm (local time) narrowly missing the worker using the pedestrian crossing.
After nearly smacking into the businessman, the cyclist pulls up and dismounts his bike before swiftly walking back and delivering him a powerful head-butt.
The 57-year-old victim was propelled backwards from the head strike and stern shove and was forced into a tumble on the hard cement.
Passersby then approached the injured man, who required stitches above his eye and suffered ligament damage to his arm, police said.
The incident unfolded on Farringdon Street, with the city’s police appealing for help in identifying the cyclist in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
“We are asking the public to help us identify this cyclist, whose needlessly violent actions has left a member of the public with some nasty injuries,” police said.
He was described as a white man in his 40s, about 178 centimetres tall, with a medium build and short greying hair.
He was shown wearing a dark t-shirt and brown shorts, and carrying a backpack on the day of the incident, but was not wearing a helmet.
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