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Mountain bike riders repeatedly attack man on canal towpath

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A man was assaulted by two men riding bikes on the Stroudwater canal towpath on Friday night.

Two men were walking on the path close to WSP Textiles at around 11.40pm. One of the pedestrians was verbally abused by the two cyclists, who then kicked him in the legs and punched him repeatedly to the head. As a result, the victim has suffered bruising to his knee and temple, and a cut to the forehead.

The two suspects cycled off in the direction of Cainscross Road.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses or anyone who may have CCTV in the area to come forward.

They can contact Gloucestershire Constabulary through the website, quoting incident 134 of 17 July: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/us/a-crime-that-has-already-been-reported/.  You can also call 101.

Did you know you can report information anonymously through the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers? Reporting is completely anonymous and you may be eligible for a reward of up to £1000. You can call 0800 555 111 or report information online. More information can be found here: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously

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