Hunt for cyclist who headbutted pedestrian to ground

Police are hunting a cyclist who headbutted a worker to the ground after a near-miss on a pedestrian crossing.

The cyclist ran a red light in Farringdon Street in the City of London at around 13:45 GMT on 22 August, narrowly avoiding hitting the pedestrian who was crossing the road.

He then got off his bike, came back towards the businessman and headbutted him in the face.

The 57-year-old man needed stitches to a wound above his eye, and suffered ligament damage to his arm, police said.

PC Fisk, from the City of London Police, said: "We are asking the public to help us identify this cyclist, whose needlessly violent actions has left a member of the public with some nasty injuries.

"If anyone has any information about the man who carried out this assault, please contact us. He is described as a white man in his 40s, around 5ft 10ins, of medium build, with short greying hair."