Cyclist Injured In Late Night Attack

Police are investigating after a cyclist was attacked in Bournemouth.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to the assault in the Townsend area and releasing an e-fit of a man they wish to speak with - with a woman being arrested in connection with this incident.

It happened at around 3.45am on Monday 1 July along a pathway, which is accessible from Throop Road and runs adjacent to the A338.

A 28-year-old man, of an unknown address, sustained injuries to his face and legs while out cycling and attended hospital for treatment.

It's alleged the offenders are two men who were on a white and silver motorcycle.

Detective Constable Elizabeth Horrex, of Bournemouth and Poole CID, said:

"Following extensive enquiries, I am now able to release an e-fit of a man I would like to speak with in relation to this incident.

"The victim has suffered some nasty injuries, and we are investigating the circumstances of how he came to receive them.

"I am keen for anyone who may have witnessed this incident take place, or recognised the man in the image to contact Dorset Police in confidence.

"While the location of the incident is somewhat remote, it is likely that someone may still be able to assist with my investigation and may have seen or heard anything in the area at the time."

The rider of the motorcycle is described as a white man of skinny build and was wearing coloured shorts, an old style puffa jacket and a white helmet with a dark visor.

The pillion passenger is described as a black man, aged between 29 and 33, of athletic build and was wearing dark tracksuit bottoms and a hooded top.

A 50-year-old Bournemouth woman was arrest on suspicion of conspiring to cause grievous bodily harm with intent and has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 1:43. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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