Essex Police issues statement after criticism over the way it handled case involving driver assaulting cyclist

Essex Police used a 'community resolution' rather than charge a driver after he knocked cyclist off a bike and punched him in the head

Police tape (Getty)

Essex Police have issued a statement regarding the way in which a case was handled after a driver assaulted a cyclist in Colchester, Essex, in October.

Video footage emerged online of the incident, in which the male driver of a black Honda Civic can be seen close-passing a cyclist head-on before turning his vehicle around.

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