Man spat at cyclist

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Police are appealing for information after a cyclist was spat at in the face as he travelled along a cycle path between Faverdale Industrial Estate and West Auckland Rd.

The suspect is described as around 6ft tall, of medium build and was wearing a black beanie hat, a green camouflage jacket and dark trousers.

He was walking two grey lurcher type dogs and was aggressive towards the cyclist during the incident which happened around 10pm on Wednesday.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.

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6:49pm Thu 6 Mar 14

jaggerbomb says...

Really this is classed as news ??? Yes it's wrong to do that yes it's foul , but there is murders raspiest and more important things happing in the world ,
Really this is classed as news ??? Yes it's wrong to do that yes it's foul , but there is murders raspiest and more important things happing in the world , jaggerbomb
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9:57pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Mike2012 says...

Yep, those "raspiest's" are a real menace!
Yep, those "raspiest's" are a real menace! Mike2012
  • Score: 2

4:57pm Fri 7 Mar 14

BMD says...

The cyclist must have called the police or was there a NE reporter hidden in the long grass?
The cyclist must have called the police or was there a NE reporter hidden in the long grass? BMD
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5:45pm Fri 7 Mar 14

grandmab says...

Wonder what the cyclist did to provoke this? I have had so many near misses where a cyclist has whizzed by just barely missing me or splashing me in a mud-puddle. If I was on a cycle path I would understand but these paths are for pedestrians AND cyclists. The biggest problems I have are with the chav's on bikes on the pavement near Morrisons and the top of North Road before the shared path near the bus stop. There is barely enough room for pedestrians!
Wonder what the cyclist did to provoke this? I have had so many near misses where a cyclist has whizzed by just barely missing me or splashing me in a mud-puddle. If I was on a cycle path I would understand but these paths are for pedestrians AND cyclists. The biggest problems I have are with the chav's on bikes on the pavement near Morrisons and the top of North Road before the shared path near the bus stop. There is barely enough room for pedestrians! grandmab
  • Score: -5

11:54am Sat 8 Mar 14

Joe, Brinkburn says...

is it not required anymore for cyclists to have a bell fitted to their bikes?
I walk my dog along these paths 3 times every day. On numerous occasions I have had to nearly jump into the hedge back as a cyclist speeds past either trying to nudge you out of the way, or shouting abuse as they go past. They seem to fail to realise these pathways are for walkers as well as cyclists. You cannot hear them coming most of the time.
But I must say there are some dog owners who are as much in the wrong when not keeping their animals under control and letting them run amok. A little consideration from both sides required I think.
is it not required anymore for cyclists to have a bell fitted to their bikes? I walk my dog along these paths 3 times every day. On numerous occasions I have had to nearly jump into the hedge back as a cyclist speeds past either trying to nudge you out of the way, or shouting abuse as they go past. They seem to fail to realise these pathways are for walkers as well as cyclists. You cannot hear them coming most of the time. But I must say there are some dog owners who are as much in the wrong when not keeping their animals under control and letting them run amok. A little consideration from both sides required I think. Joe, Brinkburn
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6:55pm Sun 9 Mar 14

johnny_p says...

Joe, Brinkburn wrote:
is it not required anymore for cyclists to have a bell fitted to their bikes?
I walk my dog along these paths 3 times every day. On numerous occasions I have had to nearly jump into the hedge back as a cyclist speeds past either trying to nudge you out of the way, or shouting abuse as they go past. They seem to fail to realise these pathways are for walkers as well as cyclists. You cannot hear them coming most of the time.
But I must say there are some dog owners who are as much in the wrong when not keeping their animals under control and letting them run amok. A little consideration from both sides required I think.
...... Which what exactly has anything to do with a cyclist being spat at? Was he spat at because he didn't have a bell? (no, not a legal requirement), because he was "speeding past" trying to "nudge you out of the way" or "shouting abuse at you as they go past"? And nor did I realise there was "dog owner letting his animal run amok" too to justify spitting at someone.

Funny isn't it? I've been alive nearly thirty-five years and have never witnessed any of these cycling perils. I'd like to suggest that that you video them and put them on youtube s that other people can witness theses events.......
[quote][p][bold]Joe, Brinkburn[/bold] wrote: is it not required anymore for cyclists to have a bell fitted to their bikes? I walk my dog along these paths 3 times every day. On numerous occasions I have had to nearly jump into the hedge back as a cyclist speeds past either trying to nudge you out of the way, or shouting abuse as they go past. They seem to fail to realise these pathways are for walkers as well as cyclists. You cannot hear them coming most of the time. But I must say there are some dog owners who are as much in the wrong when not keeping their animals under control and letting them run amok. A little consideration from both sides required I think.[/p][/quote]...... Which what exactly has anything to do with a cyclist being spat at? Was he spat at because he didn't have a bell? (no, not a legal requirement), because he was "speeding past" trying to "nudge you out of the way" or "shouting abuse at you as they go past"? And nor did I realise there was "dog owner letting his animal run amok" too to justify spitting at someone. Funny isn't it? I've been alive nearly thirty-five years and have never witnessed any of these cycling perils. I'd like to suggest that that you video them and put them on youtube s that other people can witness theses events....... johnny_p
  • Score: 3

12:37pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Ann says...

Did Grandmab & Joe, Brinkburn miss the fact the cyclist was riding along the cycle path at the time of the incident?? Sorry to spoil your rants. ;o)
Did Grandmab & Joe, Brinkburn miss the fact the cyclist was riding along the cycle path at the time of the incident?? Sorry to spoil your rants. ;o) Ann
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