Police seek cyclist who used his bike and a brick to attack horse rider

Incident took place in Gorebridge, Midlothian in early January

Horses, Vuelta a Espana 2012, stage 19
(Image credit: watson)

Police in Scotland are appealing for information after a horse rider was attacked by a cyclist, causing the horse rider to fall to the ground.

The horse rider told police that he had been riding his horse when he was approached by a cyclist, who then threw his bike at the rider and attacked him with a brick before fleeing the scene.

The incident took place on Tuesday, January 3 in Gorebridge, Midlothian, around ten miles to the south east of Edinburgh.

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The cyclist was described as a white male in his 50s wearing a hi-vis cycling jacket, black bottoms, and a white helmet. He was also riding a black and white bike and accompanied by a "poodle-like dog".

Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident or recognise the description of the man to get in contact using the 101 non-emergency number.

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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.