Police have urged members of the public to come forward with any information relating to the assault of a 60-year-old woman in Haccombe, near Newton Abbot, England.
A statement published yesterday to the Devon & Cornwall Police website
and Facebook page
said that the victim fell to the ground and seriously injured her shoulder after the perpetrator kicked her. The victim was walking her dogs April 29 at roughly 5:45 p.m. Although the incident happened months ago, police are now asking for the public's help in identifying the man pictured above, as they believe he is connected to the crime.
|Police would like to identify the man pictured in connection to an assault which happened on Haccombe path in Newton Abbot on Friday 29 April at around 5.45pm.|
The victim, a woman in her 60s, was walking her dogs on a footpath in Haccombe, when she was kicked by an unknown man following an altercation. This caused her to fall to the ground and suffer a serious injury to her shoulder.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police via our website here or by calling 101 quoting CR/36585/22.—Devon & Cornwall Police
At least three people commented on the Facebook post to say they've experienced altercations with the same man, including verbal abuse and multiple instances of him kicking dogs, if the man pictured is the same person. It's worth mentioning that the police have not specified that the man pictured is the suspect, only that he is sought in connection to the crime.
It goes without saying that we condemn the abhorrent behaviour alleged here, and encourage anyone with information to contact the police department
. Note that we do not allow posting any identifying details in the Pinkbike comments, and any comments that suggest doxxing this person will be deleted.
And red grips with blue shorts and a green helmet? Did he hire Stevie Wonders as his stylist?
Impression you’re a size smaller now that you started cycling
What is a man?
Can you please define man for me?
I take exception to the "bar end" thing. I know those got into this picture thanks to a Delorean, but I run the Ergon GP3 grip with the medium/small "alternate" bar end position and I really like them.
In case this is too light-hearted a comment, I believe this clown needs to get caught and the victims dogs be allowed the opportunity to present a "strongly worded letter" describing how his actions affected them. That or he strap on the blades to play hockey with us next Friday. I'll send the highlights to the victims and their trail pals.
Yup. He has got to be one of a kind running those dinosaurs.
IMO, this is a pretty weak attempt at policing, let alone journalism... The fact three other people have complained about the same guy is irrelevant... there could easily be a local dispute between dog-walkers and riders that we're not aware of, and they're seizing on the opportunity to create momentum...
You sir have a frighteningly good grasp of the obvious.
Title reads: Police Searching for Mountain Biker...
If they are searching for him, FFS they have not spoken to him to get his side of the story. Well done. We couldn't have put that together without you.
How exactly would you suggest police speak to him to “get his side of the story”?
“The fact that 3 other people have complained about the same guy is irrelevant”. No it’s not, Evidence of one witness in a series of two or more separate offences capable of providing corroboration for the evidence of a witness in another case.
They are designated walking paths hence footpaths and you shouldnt be riding bikes on them technically though loads of people do as they can be really fun.
The assault is not in question, you're victim blaming whether you know it or not. What is alleged is whether or not the man in the picture did it. Here injuries are obviously consistent with the types of assault the police would typically launch an investigation over. You my friend are part of the problem. You might think you're being open minded but you're actually denying that the woman has been assaulted. Next you'll be saying 'maybe her dogs scared the rider and he acted in self defence'. Or other such bollocks.
I know you're a wee bit light on brain apparatus, so to be clear, you're the pig in this scenario.
Enjoy your life you unenlightened, Luddite, fascist nincompoop.
They are possibly permissive paths but theres no such thing as a non designated 'dirt'path even if thats what you think they are . Check the Ordnance Survey map for your area.
I'm not being arsey just helping that guy. I ride them all the time.
Thing is there's no criminal law for trespassing in the UK (its unlawful rather than illegal) so if you were on a footpath on a bike it would take the landowner to take you to court privately and then to prove to the court you were causing willful damage to the property.
At their expense.
It's useful for UK mtbers to know this.
Also there is absolutely nothing wrong or unlawful with pushing your bike along a footpath. So dont let Nimbys have a go at you about that either.
and tell me, where did i deny that this person has been assaulted? Do you understand the difference between “proven to be true” , “not proven to be true” and “proven to not be true”? Or is it only enough place in your head for 2 of these possibilities?
Shame on you!!!
Top and bottom view of a little section.
There are two trails in that last pic.
That said....only dogs that have actually "attacked" me on my bike are Pugs...its always a Pug, little shits, lol
The problem with pugs on the trail is you can't tell yet they're walking towards you or away from you.
The list of dogs that would rip your face off for trying that is substantial
You seem like a dog without a leash to me!
Some muppet literally jumped in front of me when I was coming down a popular unsanctioned dh trail near me and was telling people I deliberately ran into them. We didn’t even collide. You can’t help these retards.
Ofc I am not saying this is inherently false, but let an investigation run its course before jumping to conclusions ffs
Also…I dgaf about kicking people, but dogs?!!!? Come on dude.
Aw hell no - LAIC!
2 months later, nice responce time in asking the public.
now if you follow the link to cornwall cops in the hope of making a call,
Thinking of calling?
Average waiting time:
46 - 108 Minutes
f*ck me its speedy, perhaps the old lady shoulda said the biker called her an old fart,
then it would have been a hate crime, for which the response may be far quicker
Maybe the guy is an a*shole, but still like to get his side of the story after he gets arrested or he turns himself in to plead his case.
Surely the Devon & Cornwall Police should have written "when she was *allegedly* kicked by an unknown man following an altercation".
If this sockless barend user really does prowl the trails looking for middle aged ladies to kick, and it can be proved, then throw the book at him, but...
...surely a more plausible version of events is "bar end chap rides along Right of Way, dog off lead and not under "close control" lunges at sockless chap barking aggressively, terrible shorts guy points a boot at errant dog in self defence, 60+ lady falls over on lumpy terrain".
I'm a dog owner and I will happily testify that dogs are generally a PITA and UK dog owners are nearly always magnanimous selfish arseholes who are ignorant of UK law.
UK law provisions that dogs must be kept under "close control" in public spaces. This is generally considered to be on a leash, but can be immediately responsive to verbal commands - how many of you pass dog walkers in the UK who have "close control" of their yapping, snarling, growling poop machine?
pretty much the same in Germany, but as a rule it seems 99% of all dogs run around the trails unleashed. I have yet to meet the dog owner apologizing for his/her dog to run in front of my wheels. Just last week I had a Great Dane running up to me, quite scary.
On the other hand, by slowing down and friendly approaching dogs and their owners, most conflicts can be prevented.
p.s. letter writing dogs?
Keep your dogs on a leash
Joking aside another c u n t by sounds of it in our great sunny, friendly though drizzly area of UK.
There's his side, her side, the truth and then the law.
Speedy recovery to the injured party and let's hope he got wolloped in gob with a mouthful of dog eggs on his ride of should be shame bk home.
Go ride your bike and try to have positive interactions with your fellow humans.
Also if your scared of wildlife you may wanna pick another sport. Squash for example.
PS - this is why shock collars should be legal everywhere because no dog is 100% reliable. Places like the UK and Germany that banned them are contributing to the type of attacks your children experienced.
You can be arrested misgendering someone or arrested and taken to court for carrying work scythe in van in the UK.
Just imagine the punishment that has to be given to someone defending themselves physically.
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