A CAR passenger has been punched in the face in Fareham after he confronted a cyclist.

The 18-year-old victim was travelling in his friend’s Peugeot 106, when they came across someone cycling in the middle of the road near the St Margaret roundabout.

They shouted at the cyclist to move over and as they pulled up at the roundabout the cyclist caught up with them and banged on the passenger window.

The window smashed and the cyclist, described as aged around 45 with stubble and a long brown ponytail, punched the teenager and caused his nose to bleed.

The cyclist was wearing a red lycra cycling top, with a white or silver helmet and black fingerless gloves at the time of the attack, at 5pm on Thursday, October 18.

PC Tina Abrams of Fareham police said: “This incident appears to be an unprovoked attack on a teenager and his friend’s car which has left both feeling shaken.

“I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this incident, or who recognises the distinctive description of the cyclist.”

Anyone with information should call PC Abrams on 101.