A 78-year-old man has been left with multiple injuries after being attacked while cycling in Innaloo late last month.
The man and his wife were cycling south on the Mitchell Freeway bike path heading towards Innaloo on Friday 29 September at approximately 11am when his wife noticed a man acting suspiciously behind a tree.
Shortly after her husband passed the tree, the man stepped out, smashing a bottle into the left side of his face causing him to fall from his bike where he was then punched and kicked by the man.
The victim’s wife returned after seeing the incident and yelled at the man, who walked away northerly on the bike path.
The victim suffered lacerations, bruising and swelling to his face and neck and was taken to Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital by St John’s Ambulance for treatment.
The offender is described as fair skinned, approximately 183 centimetres tall, solid build, with light brown hair, unshaven and wearing dark clothing.
Investigators would like to speak to anyone that witnessed the incident, or saw a man matching the description in the area at the time.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.