A MAN was punched in the face and pushed into the road by a cyclist in Birkenhead.

At around 12.30pm on Wednesday, August 28, a report was received that a man was assaulted while walking on pavement on New Chester Road near to Royal Standard House.

The victim was involved in an argument with a man on a bike who then cycled into him, punched him in the face and pushed him into the road.

The cyclist then rode off towards Birkenhead.

He is described as white, 30 to 50 years old, 5ft 8in to 6ft, of medium build with dark, thinning hair.

He was wearing a purple/blue rain jackets, black tracksuit bottoms and trainers.

The victim suffered a leg injury during the incident.

CCTV enquiries have been explored in the surrounding area and enquiries into the assault are ongoing.

Detective Constable Terri Walker said: “This incident quickly escalated to the point where the offender used serious violence.

"In pushing the victim into a road with moving traffic, the consequences could have been far worse.

“We would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed any part of this incident, or been driving past at the time and captured any part of it on dashcam."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police via social media @MerPolCC, call 101 quoting incident reference 19100484548.

Information can be passed on to Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.