Witnesses sought after driver allegedly hit cyclist with a pole in South London

Driver allegedly hits cyclist on the back of the head with a steering wheel lock on Addiscombe Road in Croydon on Monday

Lower Addiscombe Road (Google Maps)

Police are looking for witnesses after a cyclist in Croydon was attacked with a pole after letting a pedestrian cross at a zebra crossing.

Matthew Ballard was struck on the back of the head by the driver of a Vauxhall Astra at around 8.15pm in Lower Addiscombe Road on Monday night following a verbal altercation.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.