Female cyclist films a man pushing her into a busy London road in May: police release video in an attempt to trace the assailant

Metropolitan police are appealing for information after a female cyclist was pushed into the path of oncoming traffic by a male pedestrian in Whitechapel, London, on Friday, May 1.

The Met released a helmet cam video of the incident on Tuesday morning, shot by the woman as she was assaulted on Sidney Street just after 6pm.

The cyclist is seen riding along the street and asks the man to not cross the road in front of her, saying “please don’t try and knock me off”.

The man subsequently chases her down the street, swears at her, then says “you want to put your finger up at me, you mug. Come on” and then pushes her into the path of traffic. Police believe the man is in his 40s.

Police want to trace a man who assaulted a cyclist in Whitechapel in May

Police want to trace a man who assaulted a cyclist in Whitechapel in May

The cyclist managed to get up and off the road and, according to the police, escaped any serious injury although she was upset after the incident.

Police are now trying to identify and trace the man. Anyone with information can contact police by telephoning 101 quoting images 180410 or calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

This latest video is one of growing number shot by helmet-mounted cameras by cyclists that show them being assaulted or abused. At the beginning of August, a video emerged of a driver chasing a cyclist down a road after an altercation at a junction, before he took an untimely tumble. In June an irate driver was filmed threatening to break a cyclist’s neck in Richmond Park.