UPDATE: Man charged over alleged assault on cyclist

UPDATE @ 8.30AM, Monday 21st March | A man has now been charged over an alleged assault on a cyclist in Benowa.

An object was allegedly thrown from a vehicle while the cyclist was travelling on Ross St at Benowa around 6.45 on Friday night, striking him in the head.

The cyclist approached an SUV at the intersection of Ashmore Rd before a male passenger got out of the vehicle.


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He allegedly started punching the cyclist before punching him to the ground in front of other cars.

The altercation spilled into the intersection with the passenger allegedly throwing the cyclist’s bike at him.

The woman behind the wheel then got out and approached the man before they took off, leaving with the cyclist’s backpack which contained his phone and other personal items.

The 36-year-old cyclist was treated for abrasions and bruising.

A 29-year-old Nerang man has now been charged with assault occasioning bodily harm and stealing.

He is due to front Southport Magistrates Court on April 4.

Police say investigations are continuing.

EARLIER by Rebecca Dakin | Detectives are asking for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to come forward after a cyclist was assaulted on the Gold Coast.

Around 6.45pm on Friday, a cyclist was headed north on Ross Street when he was hit in the head by something that was thrown from a passing vehicle.

The cyclist then approached a silver SUV which he believed had been responsible.

A male passenger got out and started punching the cyclist, even pushing him to the ground in front of passing cars and throwing his bike at him.

The woman behind the wheel then got out and approached the man before they took off, leaving with the cyclist’s backpack which contained his phone and other personal items.

Police are appealing to the man and woman from the silver SUV to make contact with them as soon as possible.

Detectives are also appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or has dashcam vision to contact police.

Police are particularly wishing to speak with the driver of a white ute which attempted to stop the silver SUV from driving away or anyone who has further information.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

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