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Cyclist has bones broken in Black Country road rage attack

By James Vukmirovic | Oldbury | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

A cyclist was left with a number of broken bones after a road rage attack by a driver in the Black Country.

The attack happened at the junction of Credenda Road and Bromford Road. Photo: Google

Detectives are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to come forward after the attack happened near Sandwell and Dudley railway station in Oldbury.

The cyclist, a man in his 40s, was left with a broken nose, cheek and thumb after being attacked by an Audi driver on May 8, West Midlands Police said.

A man in a silver Audi is said to have followed the cyclist at about 4.30pm, verbally abused him, then punched him in the face, knocking him from his bike.

After the incident, which happened metres away from the police custody suite at the junction of Bromford Lane and Credenda Road, the motorist is believed to have driven away in the direction of the railway station.

The cyclist needed an operation on his thumb and is now continuing his recovery at home.

Investigator Rebecca Kendall from West Midlands Police CID, said: "This is a really nasty roadside assault which resulted in the cyclist suffering a number of broken bones.

"I’m asking people who may have been in the area at the time to think back and let us know if they remember seeing anything or even have dashcam footage which may help our enquiries."

The driver is described as Asian with short dark hair and a beard, in his late 20s or early 30s, about 6ft tall and well built.

Anyone with information should contact West Midlands Police, quoting crime reference number 20SW/107498W/20, via the force website or by calling 101.

Alternatively, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

James Vukmirovic

By James Vukmirovic
Community Reporter - @jamesvukmirovic

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, helping under-represented communities to find a voice in Wolverhampton. Contact me at james.vukmirovic@expressandstar.co.uk.

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