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Carr House Lane attack on cyclist

John Freeman
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forwards after a 38-year old-woman was assaulted by a man as she cycled along a path in Lancaster.

The assault took place between 6pm and 6.15pm on Thursday 8th August on Carr House Lane, near to the Piccadilly garage, when an unknown man has grabbed at the woman’s arm and pulled her off her bike before starting to kick her bike.

The victim kicked out at the man in self-defence and the man then walked off.

The offender is described as a white man, aged late 40's to early 50's, 5ft 7 to 5ft 8 tall with short grey hair and glasses.  He was wearing a suit with a blue shirt and tie and was carrying a rucksack. 

PC Byrony Fell said: “This was an unprovoked assault which has left the victim with bruising to her arm. I’d appeal to anybody that was in the area at the time of the incident that witnessed anything that could assist with our investigation to come forward and call 101.

“I’d also appeal directly to the man involved to contact police so we can establish the circumstances of exactly what has happened.”

People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.