Police launch investigation after 14-year-old cyclist punched by car passenger

Alleged assault occurred after young cyclist had asked to be given more space

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Police in Essex are investigating an alleged assault on a 14-year-old cyclist after he was apparently punched by a passenger from a passing car after complaining that the driver hadn't given him enough space when overtaking.

Connor Duhig was riding in Basildon when the incident took place on Sunday afternoon, his mum Sarah Duhig told the Basildon Echo.

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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.