Tayside and Central Scotland

Man, 70, attacked by fellow cyclist in Dundee

A 70-year-old cyclist suffered a double fracture of his cheekbone after being attacked by another cyclist in Dundee.

Police Scotland said the assault happened on a cycle path at Seabraes in the city shortly after 1300 BST.

The force said the pensioner had been cycling near Nandos in the Nethergate area when a man on a bike, aged about 50, "seemed to take umbrage".

He followed the 70-year-old a short distance before assaulting him and knocking him from his bike.

Following the assault, the attacker then cycled off towards Riverside Drive, near the railway bridge.

Shocked by the incident, the injured man cycled home. He was then taken by ambulance to Ninewells Hospital, where it was confirmed he had suffered a double fracture of his cheekbone.

The attacker is described as being about 5ft 9in tall and was "stocky", with grey hair and grey stubble. At the time of the assault he was wearing grey-coloured clothing.

Officers are currently carrying out a review of public and private CCTV in the area and have appealed to anyone who witnessed the incidents in Nethergate or Seabraes to come forward.

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