Cyclist-pushing man hands himself into police after video goes viral

Man filmed pushing a female cyclist over into a busy road in London has handed himself in to police

A man who was filmed by a female cyclist pushing her into the path of oncoming traffic in Whitechapel, London, has handed himself in to police.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed on Tuesday evening that a 33-year-old man had voluntarily appeared at Bethnal Green police station at around 1.30pm on Tuesday and identified himself as the man in the video.

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The video, shot via a helmet-mounted camera, shows the cyclist riding past the man as he is crossing the road. She tells him: “please don’t try and knock me off”.

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

Police wanted to trace a man who assaulted a cyclist in Whitechapel in May – he has now handed himself in

The man subsequently chases after her down the road, swearing and accusing her of ‘putting her finger up’ at him. He then pushes her over into the lane of traffic.

Although the incident took place on Friday, May 1, police only released the video on Tuesday (August 25) morning in an attempt to trace the assailant. The video soon went viral on social media, prompting the man to hand himself in. Police confirmed that he was not arrested, but will be interviewed in relation to the case.

Although shaken by the incident, the cyclist was reported to have suffered no serious injury.