Pranksters spray cyclist in the face with ‘urine’


A cyclist was doused with ‘urine’ from a high powered water pistol while travelling on Russell Street, Luton, yesterday.

The 49-year-old victim slowed down when the driver of a grey Alfa Romeo slowly drove towards him at approximately 5pm.

Thinking the occupants of the car were going to ask for directions the cyclist faced the front seat passenger– who pointed a high powered water pistol at his face and squirted him with fluid, believed to be urine.

The driver of the vehicle drove away from the scene and although the cyclist tried to follow the car, the driver jumped several traffic lights, narrowly missing a collision in a bid to get away.

Investigating supervisor, Gary Maxey, of the force’s crime management unit, is keen to trace anyone who saw the incident or anyone who can help identify those responsible.

Mr Maxey said: “This was a particularly unpleasant experience for the cyclist and was completely unprovoked.

“The men responsible not only behaved in an adolescent manner and put the cyclist in danger but they also put other road users in danger by driving so recklessly.

“I am keen to trace members of the public who witnessed this incident to contact the police, to help ensure we put a stop to this sort of behaviour.”

Anyone with information about this crime can contact Gary Maxey, in confidence, at Beds Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.