Appeal to find men who helped cyclist after assault on Bristol and Bath Railway Path

December 24 2020
Appeal to find men who helped cyclist after assault on Bristol and Bath Railway Path

POLICE are trying to trace two men who stopped to help a cyclist after he was assaulted on the Bristol and Bath Railway Path.

The incident happened near Bruce Road, which is the stretch of the path near to the Whitehall Primary School crossing.

Police say the victim, who is in his 30s, had his path blocked by a group of teenage boys who put a bike in front of his, causing him to crash.

He came off his bike and suffered injuries which needed hospital treatment.

His bike was also damaged.

Avon and Somerset police are now trying to trace two men who stopped to help the victim after the incident, which happened between 7.40pm and 8pm on December 1.

A spokesperson said: "We’d ask them both to come forward to let us know if they saw anything that may assist our enquiries.

"CCTV and house-to-house enquiries are being carried out."

Police say the boys who injured the cyclist were in their early teens, of mixed race and slim to average in build.

They were all wearing dark hooded tops and dark jogging bottoms or jeans. Some had bikes with them.

Anyone who saw what happened, thinks they know who was responsible or saw boys acting suspiciously in the area should call 101 and quote the crime reference number 5220 273 987.