Attack on path has had 'life-changing impact' for cyclist

February 05 2020
Attack on path has had 'life-changing impact' for cyclist

POLICE say an attack on a cyclist on the Bristol and Bath Railway Path in Fishponds has had a “life-changing impact”.

Detectives have issued descriptions of two suspects they want to question in connection with the incident.

The victim, a man in his 30s, was cycling home from work near where the path crosses under Forest Road, in Hillfields, when two people blocked his path and demanded he hand over his belongings.

An Avon and Somerset police spokesperson said: “He suffered a knife wound to both legs in the ensuing tussle, which has had a life-changing impact.”

Afterwards the attackers fled empty-handed in the direction of Forest Road after the incident, which happened at 7.15pm on December 18.

Police say the suspects were both white, approximately 5ft 7in tall, slim and in their late teens or early 20s.

One is said to have worn a dark olive coat, with a white furry hood. His hood was up and he had a face mask on. He was wearing dark jeans.

The second man is said to have been wearing similar clothing, although no further details were available.

Patrols of the area have been increased since the incident in December.

Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call 101 and quote reference 5219 291 413.