Sussex Police hunt cyclist who attacked dog walker, 74, leaving him with a broken pelvis2 min read

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Police hunt cyclist who attacked dog walker, 74, leaving him with a broken pelvis after he ticked off the rider for speeding along a footpath

  • Sussex police are looking for a cyclist who left a dog walker with a broken pelvis 
  • The 74-year-old was taken to hospital with severe bruising to his face and ribs 
  • The cyclist is described as a white male, six foot two and of an athletic build  

A dog walker, 74, has been left with a broken pelvis after ticking off a cyclist for speeding.

The man was walking his dog along a narrow footpath in Worthing, West Sussex, when he was set upon by the six foot two male rider.

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The attack happened around 5pm on Monday but was not reported to police until Tuesday.

In addition to a broken pelvis, the dog walker was left with severe bruising to his face and ribs. 

Sussex police are looking for the cyclist and have released a CCTV in the hopes of finding the thug. 

Sussex police have released CCT still in the hopes of finding the cyclist pictured who attacked a dog walker 74 and left him with a broken pelvis

Sussex police have released CCT still in the hopes of finding the cyclist pictured who attacked a dog walker 74 and left him with a broken pelvis 

Investigator Lucy Hailes said: ‘This was a nasty incident which has left the victim with serious injuries.

‘We are particularly keen to trace all the local people who helped the victim immediately after the attack, and who may have vital information even without realising it.’

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Sussex Police added: ‘Police are seeking a cyclist suspected of attacking a dog walker in Worthing.

‘At about 5pm on Monday (17 June) the 74-year-old local resident had been walking his dog on a narrow footpath at the end of Honeysuckle Lane, Worthing. 

‘When he was attacked by a man riding a cycle who had sped down the lane and attacked the resident, who had spoken to him about his speed.

‘The victim was taken to Worthing Hospital by his family on Monday evening and is still receiving treatment for major bruising to his face and left ribs, and a fractured pelvis.

‘The cyclist is described as white, 6’2’ and about 40, of athletic build, wearing a cycle helmet, light coloured clothing, blue wrap-around sunglasses, and black fingerless gloves.

‘He was on a mountain bike with wide tyres.

‘No weapon was used in the assault’

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