Cyclist 'punches' 87-year-old man
July 12, 2007 - 12:09PM
An 87-year-old man has been punched in the head and face after getting into an argument with a cyclist on the NSW mid-north coast.
The pair initially exchanged verbal barbs as their paths crossed on Harbour Drive in Coffs Harbour at about 10.45am (AEST) on Tuesday.
Police said the 57-year-old man parked his bike and returned to the elderly man, punching him in the head and face.
The cyclist then got back on his bike and rode off.
The elderly man was treated for cuts and bruises.
The alleged attacker was arrested yesterday and charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
He was refused bail in Coffs Harbour Local Court and remanded to the same court on September 3.