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 out the way, and as they pulled up at the roundabout the cyclist caught up with them and banged on the passenger window of the vehicle.

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

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

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

“The road would have been very busy at the time of the assault while many people would have been travelling home from work.

“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 at Fareham police station on 101, or the anonymousr Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.