THE DRIVER of a gold convertible drove across traffic and onto the pavement to attack and intimidate a cyclist.

A man has now been arrested on charges including making threats to kill, following the incident which resulted in damage to the victim's bike valued at £80.

The incident occurred on Wednesday August 17, when the cyclist, a 28 year old St Leonards man, was attacked while riding his bike near the Bridge Cafe in Bexhill Road, at around 2.10pm.

The driver of the gold-coloured convertible swung across the road towards the cyclist, who was on a path and dressed in orange clothing, before mounting the pavement and forcing him against a wall without making contact.

The driver, who is known to the victim, was shouting aggressively and used an implement taken from the rear of the car to strike him.

He threw the victim's bike against the wall until the rear wheel buckled, causing £80 worth of damage. He then drove off at speed, accompanied by a woman passenger.

During the incident two men in a white van stopped to intercede, but on finding the victim was okay they left and drove on. Police are keen to hear from these two men.

Anyone able to help is asked to email or phone 101, quoting serial 1121 of 17/08.

A 37-year-old St Leonards-on-Sea man has been arrested on suspicion of assault, criminal damage, dangerous driving and making threats to kill. He has been bailed until Wednesday, 7 September while enquiries continue.