Police are hunting a very angry looking man after a female cyclist was pushed into the path of traffic in Whitechapel, east London.

The woman in her early 40s was assaulted in Sidney Street, off Whitechapel Road, around 6pm on May 1.

She had turned onto Sidney Street when she passed a man who was about to cross the road.

She politely asked him not to cross until she had cycled past, but the man swore at her and chased her down the street.

As she slowed down near a road junction, the man shouted at her and then pushed her off her bike into the path of passing traffic.

Luckily the woman was not hit by any vehicles.

While “very upset” by the incident, she did not require medical treatment.

She contacted police and downloaded footage of the incident recorded on her helmet camera.

The man is believed to be in his 40s and was wearing dark clothing.

Anyone who can identify him should contact police on 101 quoting images 180410 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.