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Woman "kicked or pushed" by cyclist in Longelevens

By Ben_Falconer  |  Posted: February 04, 2013

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Police are asking the public to help identify a man on a bicycle after a pedestrian was struck by a cyclist in Gloucester.

The incident happened at around 5.30pm on Tuesday January 29 on Elmbridge Road.

The victim, a 21 year old woman from Longlevens, was walking along Elmbridge Road when a man on a bicycle rode towards her from behind. As he approached, the man is believed to have kicked or pushed the victim from behind, causing her to fall to the ground. The victim sustained minor head and leg injuries.

The offender is described as black, between 21 and 23 years old, of medium build with an English accent. He had an afro hair style, was clean shaven and was wearing a dark jacket.

Anyone with information that could help the investigation should call police on 101 quoting incident 391of January 29.

You can also remain anonymous and contact the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org. In some cases Crimestoppers offer rewards of up to £1000 where information leads to a conviction. 

 

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  • Justica  |  February 05 2013, 9:32PM

    Elmbridge Road does have cycle lanes but they are unusable due to cars and vans parking on them. Cyclists either circuit round them or use the pavements.

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  • SandraPee  |  February 05 2013, 11:40AM

    spindles12 . This is worrying as Elmbridge Road has cycle lanes !

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  • tishwash  |  February 04 2013, 6:54PM

    This is a thug not a cyclist but hey it'll give the cycle bashing people something to talk about.

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  • sticks_stones  |  February 04 2013, 2:13PM

    "Police are asking the public to help identify a man[ONE WEEK LATE!] on a bicycle after a pedestrian was struck by a cyclist in Gloucester." They make it sound like she was just accidentally 'struck' - and this happened a week ago, why take so long to report it? It's rather frustrating, to say the least, but the police more than likely know who this savage is.

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  • spindles12  |  February 04 2013, 2:10PM

    Presumably she wasn't walking along the road but was on the pavement which must mean that the cyclist would have been on it too and obviously thought that she was in his way like a lot of them do. If he had been cycling along the road and managed to kick or knock her he would need fairly long legs or arms to be able to actually knock her over. As he had an English accent (whatever that is these days) then he must have said something to her, probably "Get out of the way". Cyclists on pavements are a menace. I was walking quite correctly along a fairly narrow pavement in Quedgeley when I heard an unusual noise - a bicycle bell - and turned to see a couple of people teetering on their bikes just behind me. As they expected me to get out of their way I did the opposite and didn't move over so they had to reluctantly ride onto the cycle lane to get round me but carried on along the pavement as soon as they were past. Let's just hope that one day all cyclists will ride on the roads and not the pavements but I won't be holding my breath.

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  • QwertyOS  |  February 04 2013, 12:55PM

    This sounds more like a thug on a bike, rather than a cyclist. I hope the young lady is okay.

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