Witnesses sought after 'vicious and unprovoked' road rage attack on cyclist

Surrey Police are looking for a motorist who allegedly attacked a cyclist outside Sandown Park Racecourse on November 15

The A307 Portsmouth Road outside Sandown Racecourse (Google Maps)

Police in Surrey are searching for the driver of a black or blue saloon car who allegedly attacked a cyclist outside Sandown Park Racecourse in November 2015.

The driver and cyclist reportedly got into an argument just after 5pm on November 15 before the driver allegedly launched a 'vicious and unprovoked' attack on the rider before driving away, according to police. The rider, in his 50s, was left with facial injuries

Surrey Police reports that the driver was a white man, 5ft 10 and of medium build with receding dark hair. The car he was driving is said to end with the letters DEZ.

PC Maria Budd said: “This was a nasty incident where the victim has suffered serious injuries in what was clearly a vicious and unprovoked attack.

“The assault happened in a very public place at a busy time of time so I feel certain that other motorists and pedestrians must have seen the incident taking place.

“I am particularly keen to speak to anyone with any details on where the dark-coloured vehicle went immediately following the attack.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference 45150104319, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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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.