A cyclist from Berkshire received an ‘extremely serious eye injury’ after being hit in the face by an egg thrown from a passing car in an unprovoked attack.
Dylan Watt, 37, was cycling from Crowthorne towards Bracknell on the B3348 at around 8.30pm on Tuesday, June 7, when he was struck in the face by an egg thrown from a passing Peugeot car.
Thames Valley Police have described the car as a grey Peugeot 205 or 305 model.
Watt was taken to Frimley Park Hospital, where he was treated for what police describe as an ‘extremely serious eye injury’. His eye is severely swollen and he may have lasting damage to his eyesight.
PC Ben Eastment who is investigating the incident said: “This was a cowardice act that caused an extremely serious eye injury to the victim, who was treated at hospital but will now have to attend follow up appointments to improve his eyesight.
“I am appealing to anyone who has any information about this incident to come forward, especially if you know who was driving that Peugeot vehicle or know who threw the egg. If you have any information whatsoever please call police via 101.
“If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.”