A CYCLIST was assaulted in York, following an argument with another cyclist.

The man, who is in his thirties, was cycling over the railway bridge in Crichton Avenue, at about 6.30pm on Wednesday, June 5, when the front of his bike was clipped by another cyclist travelling in the opposite direction.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said the victim was punched by the second cyclist, and a scuffle broke out before a passer by intervened. The victim was not seriously hurt and not require hospital treatment.

The suspect apologised before cycling away in the direction of Wigginton Road, but police want to speak to anyone who saw the incident.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, email neel.seth@northyorkshire.pnn,police.uk or phone Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.