Did you see a man bothering a woman on the cycle path? (Bitton to Warmley)

We're asking for help after an incident on the Bristol to Bath cycle path on Tuesday afternoon.

A woman was jogging between Bitton and Warmley when she was approached by a man on a bicycle. Even though she shouted at him to leave her alone, he cycled alongside her for a few minutes, only riding off when they reached a busier section of the path.

It happened at about 5.30pm on Tuesday May 28. The man rode off towards Staple Hill when they reached Station Close.

He was described as white, in his 20s, of stocky build, wearing cycling clothes and riding a road bike.

Neighbourhood PC Louise Rowe said: "The incident understandably made this lady uneasy. I'd always say that if someone approaches you like this while you're out running or walking, get to somewhere busy and call us straight away. Try to give us as much information about the person as you can – what they look like, what they were wearing and which way they went."

PC Rowe said joggers should always let someone know where they plan to run and when they'll be back. She also advised not playing MP3 players too loud so joggers and walkers can hear people approaching.

The neighbourhood team regularly patrols the cycle path on foot and by bicycle.

Anyone with any information which could help our investigation into this incident is asked to contact South Gloucestershire CID by calling 101. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call.

Call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org We never ask for your name or trace your call. You can also contact us in confidence via our website www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact

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