Cyclist punched in the face by Barking driver

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Have you seen this man? - Credit: Archant

Police are appealing for information after a 47-year-old cyclist was attacked in Barking.

Officers were called to a grocery store in Ripple Road at about 6pm on Sunday October 4, to reports the man had been punched in the face.

As the victim was riding his bicycle along Ripple Street, the suspect drove past in a silver Audi A4, narrowly missing the man before parking outside the shop.

As the motorist got out of his vehicle, the bike-rider approached him and asked why he was driving in such a way before the driver went in to the shop.

The cyclist then remained outside to continue the conversation, but the other man punched him three times in the face as he left the store, knocking him to the floor.

The victim, who later declined medical assistance, called police and the driver ran off down King Edwards Road.

The driver is believed to be in his mid-20s and was described as 6ft 3ins, and wearing a grey track suit.

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He has short black hair and a black moustache.

Anyone with any information or who recognises the man in the footage should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 193348 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.