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CCTV appeal after cyclist punched in the face in unprovoked attack in London Road, Tonbridge

Police investigating an unprovoked attack on a cyclist have released an image of a man they are seeking.

The incident happened in Tonbridge when the rider was travelling along London Road towards the junction with Shipbourne Road.

Officers investigating an alleged assault in Tonbridge have released this CCTV image
Officers investigating an alleged assault in Tonbridge have released this CCTV image

A man then reportedly stepped into the road in front of him, before swinging punches at the cyclist, who is in his 20s, one of which hit his face.

The suspect ran from the scene towards the High Street and the victim, who had suffered facial injuries, went to a local hospital for treatment.

Now police have revealed an image of a man they wish to speak to about the alleged altercation on May 27.

Investigating officer PC Thomas Wild said: "This unprovoked assault by a man the victim had never met before, has caused serious injuries.

"We are now releasing an image of a person who may be able to assist us with our enquiries and I would urge anyone who knows him to contact us.’

Anybody who recognises the man should contact Kent Police on 01622 604100 quoting crime reference 46/89088/20

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