FOOTAGE of a cyclist being knocked from his bike by a van and then assaulted by the driver has emerged online.
Police confirmed on Twitter they were aware of the footage, and appealed for the cyclist to come forward.
In the video, a camera worn by the cyclist captures a van driving alongside him in before edging closer to the pavement, forcing the cyclist to fall off his bike.
The van driver, a white male wearing a hi-viz jacket, is then seen arguing with the cyclist in an expletive-ridden rant before he grabs the victim and then appears to throw a punch at him.
Posting from their official Essex Police account, the force said: “We’re aware of a You Tube video of a cyclist being assaulted and would advise the victim to contact police on 101 so it can be investigated.”
The incident is believed to have taken place in Hornchurch.
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