A police appeal has been launched after a motorist rammed a cyclist and dragged him along the road by the hood of his coat in a "shocking road rage incident" in Finsbury Park.

The Met says the cyclist was overtaking stationary traffic at a red light in Endymion Road on his commute home at about 6.15pm on November 8.

As the lights turned green, the cyclist overtook a car and pulled in to carry on his journey, when the car started beeping and revving his engine, Scotland Yard said.

The rear tyre came off after the driver "rammed the cyclist’s back wheel twice, pushing the cyclist into oncoming traffic". 

The cyclist, aged in his 40s managed to keep his balance, but the driver then reached through his window and grabbed hood of his coat.

The motorist continued to drive while holding the cyclist’s hood, pulling him down the road before he eventually fell off his bicycle at which point the motorist drove off.

The cyclist was lucky to suffer only minor injuries, police added.

The car is described as blue, and the driver an "older" Black man with a beard and greying hair.

The Met's North Area’s CID are investigating and are appealing for witnesses to come forward, particularly anyone with dashcam footage.

Dt Sgt Nick Davies said: “This was a shocking road rage incident, which resulted in the cyclist being dragged along the road at speed before inevitably falling off. 

"The cyclist was left very shocked and shaken, but thankfully it did not result in more serious injuries due to surrounding motorists being alert and able to brake in time.

“I would like to thank the people who have already come forward regarding this incident, as well as those who stopped to help the cyclist on the day. 

"The incident happened during rush hour and I would like to appeal to anyone who has not yet come forward to do so. 

"If you were in the area at about 6.15pm on Tuesday, November 8 please check your dash cam footage and contact us if you have captured anything, no matter how insignificant you think it is.”

Anyone with information or dash cam footage should call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting CAD7959/23NOV22.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.