Cyclists punches teenager in the face in Titchfield

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A TEENAGER was given a nosebleed after being punched in the face by a cyclist.

The 18-year-old victim was a passenger in his friend’s Peugeot 106 travelling along Southampton Hill in Titchfield in the direction of Park Gate at about 5pm on October 18.

They shouted at a cyclist who was in the middle of the carriageway to move out of the way as they approached the St Margaret roundabout.

But when they stopped at the roundabout the cyclist pulled alongside them and started banging on the passenger side window, smashing it, and then punching the teen in the face.

The suspect is described as a white man, about 45, 5ft 11ins and of average build, with dark brown stubble and a long brown ponytail.

He wore a red lycra cycling top with a white logo on the left, a white or silver cycling helmet and black fingerless gloves. He was riding a white racing bike with a red or orange sticker on the bar.

PC Tina Abrams from Fareham police station said: ‘This incident appears to be an unprovoked attack on a teenager and his friend’s car which has left both feeling shaken. The road would have been very busy at the time of the assault while many people would have been travelling home from work.

‘I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident, or who recognises the distinctive description of the cyclist.’

Anyone with information should call 101.