Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist threw a drink at a driver and was abusive on Twickenham Bridge earlier this year.

The rush hour clash, on the A316 towards Richmond on Thursday, March 13, was sparked when the 27-year-old female driver asked the cyclist why he was not using the cycle lane.

She stopped at a red light at about 7.20am and said to the cyclist, a white man wearing a light blue jacket, if he knew there was a cycle path.

The cyclist, aged between about 45 and 50-years-old, had been cycling in the middle of the busy A road and causing an obstruction.

After he was confronted he shouted and swore at the driver and threw a drink at her before he cycled off towards the Richmond Circus roundabout.

PC Simon Amor said: “This was a very distressing incident for the victim that has left her shaken up and humiliated.

“It took place on a busy stretch of the road at a time in the morning when there would have been a number of other road users who may have witnessed the incident.

“We are asking for any witnesses to contact police as soon as possible so that we can hopefully identify the cyclist concerned.”

Police have asked anyone with information to help identify the suspect to contact Richmond them on 101 or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.