Emergency services called after cyclist has liquid thrown at him by person in a car

Police, fire and ambulance crews were called after a cyclist had liquid thrown at him by a person in a car.

Monday, 13th November 2017, 9:14 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 11:00 am

There were reports on social media that the liquid was acid, but police have confirmed that it was water.

A police spokesman said: “A 40-year-old man was cycling along a cyclepath in London Road when car pulled over and someone threw water into his face.

“This was about 6.30pm yesterday (Sunday, November 12) near the Territorial Army barracks.”

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The cyclist was not injured and the incident has been recorded as common assault.