Sussex Police

Police seek cyclist suspected of assaulting dog walker in Worthing

News   •   Jun 19, 2019 14:56 BST

Police are seeking a cyclist suspected of attacking a dog walker in Worthing.

At about 5pm on Monday (17 June) the 74-year-old local resident had been walking his dog on a narrow footpath at the end of Honeysuckle Lane, Worthing. when he was was attacked by a man riding a cycle who had sped down the lane and attacked the resident, who had spoken to him about his speed.

The victim was taken to Worthing Hospital by his family on Monday evening and is still receiving treatment for major bruising to his face and left ribs, and a fractured pelvis.

The cyclist, seen in an image released by police, is described as white, 6'2" and about 40, of athletic build, wearing a cycle helmet, light coloured clothing, blue wrap-around sunglasses, and black fingerless gloves.

He was on a mountain bike with wide tyres.

Investigator Lucy Hailes said; "This was a nasty incident which has left the victim with serious injuries. Our enquiries are continuing and anyone who saw what happened or who can help us to identify the cyclist, is asked to contact us online or by calling 101, quoting serial 490 of 18/06.

"We are particularly keen to trace all the local people who helped the victim immediately after the attack, and who may have vital information even without realising it."