Police appeal to track down man who fractured cyclist’s cheekbone

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A cyclist had his cheekbone fractured after he was assaulted in Preston last month and Lancashire Police is now appealing for information to help track down the offender.

The incident happened at around 10.15 pm on Wednesday, August 26 as the 47 year old victim was cycling along Pope Lane. He was approached by a man who had got out of a black saloon vehicle with a red square logo on the passenger door, before punching him to the face.

The offender is described as white, of medium build, aged in his late 20s to early 30s, with dark brown very short or shaved hair. He was wearing a sleeveless white v-neck top, dark coloured tracksuit bottoms and white training shoes.

PC Paul Nelson of Preston Police said: “This was a nasty and unprovoked attack and we are determined to find the person responsible. We would urge anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have seen the offender in the area at the time to contact us.”

Anyone with information should contact PC Nelson on 01772 209719 or contact police on 101 quoting incident reference 1025 of August 29th.