Police appeal for witnesses after cyclist assaults motorist on busy Glasgow street

Motorist left "badly shaken" after altercation at junction

cumbernauld road junction
The incident took place at the junction of Cumbernauld Road and Loch Road
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Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclists assaulted a motorist and damaged his car on the outskirts of Glasgow.

The incident took place on Tuesday evening on the A80 in the small town of Stepps to the north east of city, with a motorist being left uninjured but "badly shaken" following the altercation

The 57-year-old man was assaulted as he lowered his window after an incident at a junction, with the car's wing mirror also being damaged.

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PC Kenny Blades of Cumbernauld Police Office told Glasgow Live that the authorities had been carrying out enquiries and reviewing CCTV footage.

"The motorist was assaulted on a busy road and we are keen for other motorists or members of the public to come forward with any information that may help us with our enquiries.

"This is a fairly busy route with a number of cyclists commuting along Cumbernauld Road to get to work in the morning and I am sure that people will have witnessed this attack or have seen or something at that time."

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The cyclist is described as being between 30 and 40 years old, between 5'9" and 5'11", wearing a black helmet and clothing, and carrying a hi-vis green rucksack.

Anyone with information should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.