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Police seek Dumfries cyclist attack witnesses

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Image caption The attack took place at the junction of Brooms Road and Cumberland Street

Police are appealing for witnesses after a male cyclist was the victim of an apparently unprovoked attack in Dumfries.

He was assaulted by a man who was driving a black Ford Fiesta car.

The incident happened early on Tuesday afternoon at the junction of Cumberland Street and Brooms Road.

Anyone who was in the area at the time and saw the incident has been asked to contact the police.

The cyclist, a 27-year-old man, suffered a nose injury as a result of the attack but did not require hospital treatment.

PC Lee-Ann Hawker said: "This appears to have been a completely unprovoked attack on a lone cyclist in the town and we are at a loss to understand why."

Police are trying to trace the car driver who is described as being in his early 20s, of "big build" with a spotty complexion, a slight beard and with short ginger hair.

The car is thought to be a three-door, black Ford Fiesta with darkened windows and was last seen travelling up Cumberland Street.

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