POLICE in Hereford are investigating an unprovoked assault on a young man as he wheeled his bicycle through the city centre.

The 19-year-old was pushing his bike in High Town near the Laura Ashley shop at about 11.45am on January 8 when someone pushed him over.

He fell onto his bike and looked up to see a male teenager he did not recognise standing over him.

The teenager then invited him to have a fight and when the young man did not accept, the teenager walked off into Maylord Orchards.

Anyone with information can call PC Price on 101 with incident number 208s 080114.

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.