Cyclist left needing ‘extensive surgery’ for broken jaw after being punched for crashing into child in east London

5 June 2023, 08:21

A cyclist was attacked after colliding with a girl on a zebra crossing in Hackney
A cyclist was attacked after colliding with a girl on a zebra crossing in Hackney. Picture: Google Street View

By Asher McShane

A cyclist was punched in the face and left needing surgery after being attacked in a street in east London.

The cyclist crashed into a girl on a zebra crossing in Hackney, and was assaulted by a member of the public.

After the girl was hit, at around 11am on Saturday May 13 on Lauriston Road, E9, a man approached the cyclist and punched him in the face before fleeing the scene.

The suspect is not believed to have been known to the child.

Read more: Mum of girl, 12, killed on Bournemouth beach slams police as she says she still does not know how her daughter died

The cyclist was taken to hospital with a broken jaw and required ‘extensive surgery,’ police said.

The child did not suffer any injuries in the crash, police said.

Hackney police want anyone with dash-cam footage to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting ref CAD 3783/2June.

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