Police are hunting a cyclist who headbutted a City worker to the ground after a near-miss on a pedestrian crossing.

The cyclist ran a red light in Farringdon Street in the City of London at lunchtime on August 22, narrowly avoiding hitting the man who was crossing the road.

He then got off his bike, came back towards the businessman and headbutted him in the face, calmly cycling away as his victim lay sprawled on the pavement.

The 57-year-old man needed stitches to a wound above his eye, and suffered ligament damage to his arm.

We are asking the public to help us identify this cyclist, whose needlessly violent actions has left a member of the public with some nasty injuries.

Pc Fisk, City of London Police

Anyone with information can call the City of London Police on 020 7601 2115, quoting reference 19*446160, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.**