Police hunt cyclist who left man, 60, with broken leg in row over picking up dog poo

29 January 2020, 11:19 | Updated: 29 January 2020, 11:39

Police want to trace this cyclist after a man was left with a broken leg
Police want to trace this cyclist after a man was left with a broken leg. Picture: Metropolitan Police

By Asher McShane

Police want to trace a cyclist who attacked a man in one of London’s Royal Parks leaving him with a broken leg in a row over picking up dog poo.

The dog walker was attacked at 1.38pm on Saturday December 28 in Bushy Park in Richmond.

Officers want to trace a man between the ages of 30 and 40, tall, of large build, clean shaven with a London accent. He was riding a mountain bike at the time of the incident.

Police said the victim was attacked over a “minor disagreement that very quickly escalated to totally unnecessary violence.”

The pair are understood to have clashed in a row over a pile of dog mess that hadn’t been picked up.

The London Ambulance service attended and found a man with a broken leg that required surgery.

The cyclist left the scene after the attack, leaving the victim injured on the ground.

Sergeant Pete Sturgess said: “I am keen to hear from anyone who can identify the man in the picture. While the quality of the image is not great, if you know him, it’s likely that you will recognise him.

“At the centre of this case is a minor disagreement that very quickly escalated to totally unnecessary violence. If you can assist in identifying the man in the image please do get in touch.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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