Cyclist's back wheel snaps after man on mobility scooter rams into her twice

Man in khaki jacket, black trousers, with white rucksack between legs, black hood up and black sunglasses on, on mobility scooter on pavement in front of graffitied wall and grass bank on left
Do you recognise this man? -Credit:Nottinghamshire Police

Police have released a photo of a man they'd like to speak to after a woman was attacked near West Bridgford. She was cycling with a friend along a path near Ruddington Lane tram stop at about 3.25pm on April 5 when she overtook a man on a scooter.

Suddenly he became verbally abusive, before allegedly driving his scooter straight into her. The man reportedly pinned her against a fence and she sustained minor injuries.

She then tried to confront him as he drove off at which point he drove at her again, into her bike and snapped the rear wheel. Police investigating the incident are now appealing for anyone who recognises the man in the picture to come forward.

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PC Karolina Widnic, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a completely unprovoked assault on a cyclist, who was trying to make her way past along a path when she was suddenly targeted. On more than one occasion, the unknown suspect deliberately drove his mobility scooter into the woman’s bike – injuring her and damaging the bike in the process.

“This isn’t acceptable, so we’d urge anyone who recognises the man in this picture to contact the police, as we believe he could assist us with our inquiries. Information can be left by calling the police on 101, quoting incident 440 of 5 April 2024, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”