POLICE have released a CCTV image of a cyclist they would like to speak to after a woman was assaulted in Leamington.
The woman was cycling on the canal towpath on Old Warwick Road at around 7.45am on Sunday (July 16) when she was approached by a male cyclist who repeatedly punched her to the head.
The suspect then left on his bike in the direction of Myton Road.
He is described as a white man, aged between 25 and 30, around 5 feet 8 and of large build, wearing a red shirt and no cycling helmet.
Detective Constable Mike Woodland from Leamington CID said: “This is a concerning incident which has left the victim understandably shaken, and she is currently being supported by specialist officers. A number of enquiries are now under way to identify and locate the suspect.
“We believe the man in the image may have information that could help with our enquiries.
“If anyone witnessed the incident, any suspicious behaviour in the area or recognises the description of the cyclist, please get in contact.”
Information can be given by calling Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 72 of 16 July, or reporting online at www.warwickshire.police.uk/report
Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.