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Police To Interview Man Seen Pushing Female Cyclist Into The Road In Headcam Video

Scotland Yard released footage of the incident on Monday and is appealing for the public's help to identify the attacker.

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A 33-year-old man identified himself as the man in the video at Bethnal Green police station on Tuesday afternoon, police said in a statement on Tuesday night. He was not arrested but will be interviewed by Tower Hamlets police by appointment at a later date.

This is the moment a female cyclist was shoved into the road by a pedestrian on a busy London street.

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Filmed using a camera on the cyclist's helmet, the footage shows a pedestrian crossing the road a few metres ahead. The cyclist says, "Please don't try and knock me off," to which the man replies, "Shut up."

The man then pursues her and says, "Come on then [swears], you wanna put your finger up at me, you mug? Come on! Come on!"

The cyclist, who is in her forties, is then pushed to the ground into the oncoming traffic, but didn't require medical help.

The incident took place on 1 May at 6pm on Sidney Street, off Whitechapel Road, in east London.

Police said in a statement: "As the cyclist, a woman in her early 40s, turned onto Sidney Street from Whitechapel Road, she passed a man who was about to cross the road. She politely asked him not to cross until she had cycled past.

"The man swore at her and chased her down the street. As she slowed down near a road junction, the man, who is believed to be in his 40s and was wearing dark clothing, approached her again, shouted at her and then pushed her off her bike into the path of passing traffic."

Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101 using the reference 180410.

Do you recognise this man who pushed a female #cyclist over in #Whitechapel into traffic? Call 101 ref 180410 https://t.co/Imu44A1Q1L

Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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