Shocking moment a cyclist kicks a woman in the back in an unprovoked attack sending her flying face-first into the concrete – as cops share a picture of her horrific injuries
- Woman, 52, was kicked to the ground while walking in Melbourne on Tuesday
- Cyclist rode up behind her before kicking her in the back only to then ride away
- Woman was so badly injured she had to undergo surgery as police investigate
A cyclist has been caught in alarming footage riding up behind a woman and kicking her to the ground in a bizarre unprovoked attack.
The 52-year-old woman was walking along Unitt Street in Melton, in Melbourne‘s west, on Tuesday afternoon when she was suddenly kicked in the back, causing her to slam into the concrete.
The cyclist is then seen riding away from the woman with another man also on a pushbike as bystanders rushed to help her.
The 52-year-old was so badly injured that she was forced to undergo surgery.
A shocking photo shows the victim lying in a hospital bed with a black eye and grazes over her face
A 52-year-old woman was walking along Unitt Street in Melton, Melbourne, on Tuesday afternoon when she was kicked to the ground
Victoria Police have released footage and images of the cyclist as well as the woman injured as they investigate the assault.
A shocking photo shows the victim lying in a hospital bed with a black eye and grazes over her face.
Social media users expressed their outrage over the horrifying attack.
‘This is just dreadful. Is this lady OK? Cyclists are getting so greedy for more path space everywhere. Running each morning, there is always the racing cyclist thinking he is in ‘Tour de France’. Tight Lycra must add to their aggression,’ one said.
The cyclist involved in the incident is believed to be in his early 20s and was wearing a blue hoodie with blacks pants.
He was also wearing a black backpack and cap, and riding a black pushbike.
The second man is also believed to be aged in his early 20s and was wearing a grey hoodie with a beige cap.
He was riding a black pushbike and had dark coloured pants and shoes on.
Anyone with information on the incident have been urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
A cyclist (pictured) was filmed riding up behind a woman in Melbourne’s west on Tuesday and kicking her in the back. Police are now investigating