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Man charged with assaulting cyclist

A Bungendore man will face court next month after an alleged attack involving a trio of cyclists outside Canberra on Sunday.

The 26-year-old man has been charged with common assault after a cyclist sustained minor injuries during the alleged attack on the Old Federal Highway.

Queanbeyan Police duty officer Nicholas Hallett said the alleged incident happened about 10am.

“The three cyclists were riding on the Old Federal Highway in a group when the accused came past in his vehicle and travelled close to the riders,” he said.

Acting Inspector Hallett said the cyclists were “extremely concerned” at how close the driver had come to them and took note when he pulled into a nearby driveway.

“The accused came back out of the driveway and approached the three cyclists,” he said.

Acting Inspector Hallett said the accused was acting in an “aggressive manner” and pushed one of the riders over.

“The other two riders went to the aid of the rider that was pushed over and the accused left,” he said.

Officers from the Queanbeyan station attended the scene and took details from the three cyclists.

“Some minor injuries were sustained by the person that was pushed over,” he said.

Acting Inspector Hallett said the accused, who was not known to the victims, will appear in Queanbeyan Local Court next month.

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