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The hunt is on to find the cyclist who savagely attacked this 75-year-old man, leaving him with fractures to his face and collarbone, when he asked him to stop cycling on the pavement.

Detectives say it was an “unprovoked and really nasty attack” and are urging members of the public to come forward with information.

The attack happened at about 8.30pm on Monday night in Hampden Park.

The victim was walking along Brassey Avenue when he spoke with a cyclist riding on the pavement behind him.

Detective Sergeant John Steven said, “The cyclist, a light grey-haired man believed to be in his 50s and possibly wearing a red top, threatened the man then punched him repeatedly in the face causing him to fall to the ground. The attacker then rode off towards Freeman Avenue.

“This was a really nasty attack that has left the elderly man with serious injuries, bruises and swelling. He was taken for treatment at hospital, where the extent of his injuries were discovered.

“The assault happened on a busy stretch of road and I am appealing to anyone who may have seen this attack to contact police on 101, email or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”