Bristol cyclist hunted by police after snapping motorist's key in ignition

The cyclist shouted abuse about the motorist's driving before returning to the car and breaking the key in the ignition, police say

The Woodspring Pub in Worle near where the incident occurred

Avon and Somerset Police are searching for a cyclist who snapped a motorist’s key in the ignition after an altercation on Worle High Street.

According to the Bristol Post, the cyclist approached the car and made abusive comments about the man’s driving.

He then went on to ride slowly in front of the car before getting off his bike near the Woodspring pub.

The cyclist then went back to the car and broke the key in the ignition and cycled away.

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PC Gary Tester told the Post: “There were a number of people in the street at the time, both pedestrians and other drivers, and I’d be keen to hear from anyone who saw the incident. I would ask the cyclist involved to come forward and explain his actions.”

The cyclist was described as a white man, aged about 50, wearing an orange high-visibility jacket, shorts, a cycle helmet and black boots.

Anyone with any information which could help police enquiries is asked to contact officers through or by calling 101, quoting reference 5478/15.