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62 year old man suffers broken nose during assault in Princes Risborough

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Police Light - 2014-03-22

Thames Valley Police have launched a witness appeal after a 62 year old man was assaulted in Princes Risborough.

Between 1.30pm and 2.30pm on Sunday 28th September 2014 a 62 year old man was walking on the bridleway near Pulpit Hill in Cadsden, from the Plough towards Pulpit Hill when a man rode past him on his bicycle.

The man and the cyclist had a verbal disagreement before the cyclist pushed the victim to the floor and punched him several times in the face.

The victim sustained a broken nose, severe cuts and swelling to both eyes and cuts and scratches.

He was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and has since been discharged.

The offender is described as white, around 50 years old, 5ft 11ins tall of medium build. He had very short shaven grey hair and was wearing a grey short-sleeved T-shirt, cycle shorts and black mesh fingerless cycling gloves.

Thames Valley Police Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard anything around the time of the incident.

PC Rebecca Brydon, from High Wycombe police station, said: ‘The victim walked over a mile to return to his vehicle, which was parked in the Whiteleaf car park in Peters Lane, Princes Risborough, where people were having picnics. The victim was bleeding from the face and had his terrier dog with him. I would like to speak to anyone who may have seen him.’

If anyone has any information please the Thames Valley Police enquiry line on 101. If you don’t want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers.

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