POLICE are investigating after a female cyclist was physically assaulted by a man in York city centre.

The assault happened in Low Ousegate, between 2.30pm and 3pm last Saturday, and involved the victim, a female cyclist aged in her late 40s, and an unknown male suspect, North Yorkshire Police said.

The woman was not injured, a spokesman for the force added.

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for information to help identify the man. He is described as white, between 20-30 years of age, approximately 5ft 9in tall with short spiked hair. He was wearing a grey jumper.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should phone North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room. You can also email 000673@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

Alternatively, phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Quote the reference number NYP-05112017-0246.