Van driver who assaulted cyclist leaving her with serious injuries ordered to pay £5000 compensation

Martyn Lee pulled Caroline Livesey from her bike in a 'road rage' incident and pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm

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A van driver who pulled a cyclist off her bike and assaulted her, leaving her with a number of injuries including a fracture in the pelvic region, has been handed a suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay compensation.

Martyn Lee, from Harrogate, attacked Caroline Livesey on May 11 2017 after he had swerved to avoid her, after she had been forced to take evasive action to avoid hitting a dog that had run into the road.

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