Police are hunting for a male cyclist who was involved in a fight in Bushy Park that left a 60-year-old man with a broken leg, and have released an image of the man.

Met Police said what started as a minor disagreement in the park on Sunday, December 28, "very quickly escalated to totally unnecessary violence."

The unknown man cycled off after the altercation, and the victim, a 60-year-old man, was taken to hospital where he required surgery.

Now officers are stepping up their search for the male cyclist, and have released a blurry photo of him in Bushy Park.

The suspect is described as a white man, aged 30-40, tall, clean shaven and of large build.

He has a London accent, and at the time of the incident was riding a mountain bike.

Sergeant Pete Sturgess said: "I am keen to hear from anyone who can identify the man in the picture. While the quality of the image is not great, if you know him, it’s likely that you will recognise him.

“At the centre of this case is a minor disagreement that very quickly escalated to totally unnecessary violence. If you can assist in identifying the man in the image please do get in touch.”

Police said: "Officers were called at 13:38hrs on Saturday 28 December to reports of an altercation at the park.

"London Ambulance Service also attended and found a man in his 60s suffering from a serious leg injury.

"He was taken to hospital with injuries that were not life threatening, although they required surgery.

"The victim was injured following an argument with an unknown male cyclist in the park.

"Following the incident, the suspect cycled off leaving the injured victim on the ground.

Anyone who thinks they know the identity of the suspect should call police on 101 quoting 3234/28DEC or tweet @MetCC. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.