UPDATE: Man attacked while cycling with nine-year-old daughter

Man attacked while cycling with nine-year-old daughter

Man attacked while cycling with nine-year-old daughter

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A MAN was assaulted whilst on a bike ride with his nine-year-old daughter.

The incident occurred on the Ridgeway Trail on Monday, August 4 at about 12.30pm.

It took place on a cycle path near the bridge on the brow of the trail.

The victim, a 44-year-old man from Weymouth, was cycling with his nine-year-old daughter when another cyclist verbally abused him and punched him in the face.

The man sustained cuts to the inside of his mouth, marks to his face and an injured thumb.

Police say the offender then climbed back on his bike and rode off in the direction of the Littlemoor roundabout.

The offender is described as white, in his late forties, approximately six feet tall and wearing a cream t-shirt.

Cllr Kevin Brookes, who represents Upwey and Broadwey for Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, said he was surprised to hear of the incident.

He said: “To my knowledge I don't think anything like this has happened before.

“I would support the police's appeal for witnesses.

“I'm surprised this sort of thing would happen anywhere, let along there.

“I hope the guy is not too badly hurt and he's able to help police with their enquiries. “It's not the sort of thing you'd expect when you go out for an afternoon bike ride.”

Police Constable, Daniel Kitton of Weymouth police, said: “This incident left the victim very shocked.

“As it took place in broad daylight there may have been people around who saw what happened.

“I am appealing for anyone who saw the incident or who saw a man cycling near the brow of the Ridgway, around 12.30pm on Monday 4 August 2014, to come forward.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 4:171.

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11:32am Fri 8 Aug 14

iansedwell says...

Why are such notices always published so late after the event? Surely they can be posted on the day, or at least within 24 hours?
Why are such notices always published so late after the event? Surely they can be posted on the day, or at least within 24 hours? iansedwell
  • Score: 56

12:25pm Fri 8 Aug 14

westbaywonder says...

Trail Rage !
Follow the yellow brick road.
Trail Rage ! Follow the yellow brick road. westbaywonder
  • Score: -38

1:32pm Fri 8 Aug 14

fastjet says...

iansedwell wrote:
Why are such notices always published so late after the event? Surely they can be posted on the day, or at least within 24 hours?
He will have changed his Tshirt by now
[quote][p][bold]iansedwell[/bold] wrote: Why are such notices always published so late after the event? Surely they can be posted on the day, or at least within 24 hours?[/p][/quote]He will have changed his Tshirt by now fastjet
  • Score: 17

4:11pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Harpya Orkinus says...

fastjet wrote:
iansedwell wrote:
Why are such notices always published so late after the event? Surely they can be posted on the day, or at least within 24 hours?
He will have changed his Tshirt by now
I wouldn't depend on THAT !!!!
[quote][p][bold]fastjet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iansedwell[/bold] wrote: Why are such notices always published so late after the event? Surely they can be posted on the day, or at least within 24 hours?[/p][/quote]He will have changed his Tshirt by now[/p][/quote]I wouldn't depend on THAT !!!! Harpya Orkinus
  • Score: 18

9:48pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Harpya Orkinus says...

I'd LOVE to see our hero try THAT on with a Hell's Angel....
I'd LOVE to see our hero try THAT on with a Hell's Angel.... Harpya Orkinus
  • Score: -1

10:03pm Fri 8 Aug 14

Dkny1982 says...

Disgusting behaviour in front of a child
Disgusting behaviour in front of a child Dkny1982
  • Score: 16

11:15pm Fri 8 Aug 14

yar2007 says...

If any one tried that to me in front of my son he would feel the full force of my anger.
If any one tried that to me in front of my son he would feel the full force of my anger. yar2007
  • Score: 6

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