Police appeal after man ‘points handgun’ at cyclist in Dalston

Police wish to speak to this man after a gun was pointed at a Hackney cyclist. Picture: Met Police

Police wish to speak to this man after a gun was pointed at a Hackney cyclist. Picture: Met Police - Credit: Archant

Police are searching for a man who pointed a gun at an unassuming cyclist in Dalston on May 27.

Scotland Yard have released an image of a man to whom they wish to speak. He is described as black, around 6ft tall, broadly built and with a black beard and dark, tatty clothing.

It is alleged that a weapon was brandished at a man cycling northbound up Kingsland Road, at the junction of Bradbury Street.

Det Const James Readman said: “This was a totally random incident and involved a completely innocent member of the public being targeted with a weapon in broad daylight.

“The victim was understandably terrified.”

Police wish to speak to any witnesses who can help or who may have been in the area between 1pm and 1.09pm that day.

To help, call detectives on 101, quoting CAD 3850/27May. Or, to give information anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111