Evening Express

Appeal after driver assaulted by cyclist in Aberdeen

A man was left with facial injuries after an assault involving a cyclist in Aberdeen.

Police have launched an appeal to track down the man after the incident in Tillydrone on Sunday.

Officers had received a report about a driver and a cyclist getting into an altercation on Formartine Road at 6pm.

A 31-year-old man, who was driving a beige Skoda Superb, was assaulted by the man on the bicycle and left with facial injuries.

The cyclist was last seen heading off in the direction of Tillydrone Avenue.


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PC Christopher George of the divisional alcohol violence reduction unit, said: “I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw what happened to please get in touch as soon as possible if you haven’t spoken to the Police yet.

“Inquiries are ongoing to establish the exact circumstances which led to this assault and your information could be valuable.

“As a result of our investigation so far we understand that the car driver had stopped to let a group of children cross the road when his door was opened by the man in question and he was assaulted.

“We can’t be sure if the youngsters witnessed this however, did your child mention anything at all when they got home that night?

“Incidents of this nature are unusual and it may be that they were concerned by what they saw.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.”