Cyclist punched by racist in Wellingborough

Police have launched an investigation after the incident last month

Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 2:03 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 2:06 pm
Croyland Gardens.

A man hurled racist abuse at a cyclist before punching him when he stopped in Wellingborough.

Today (June 9) police appealed for witnesses after the incident in Croyland Gardens between 6.10pm and 6.20pm on May 21.

The victim, a 44-year-old man, was riding along the footpath and rang his bell to alert two men who were talking on the footpath that he was coming past.

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As he cycled past the men, one of them became verbally abusive and used racist language towards the cyclist, who then stopped.

The offender then assaulted the cyclist, punching him in the face before walking off.

A police spokesman said: "The offender is described as a white man in his 20s, about 6ft, of a slim build with short dark hair.

"He was wearing a black top and navy shorts and was carrying a can of beer."

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed this incident is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting reference number 20000257732.