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Lorry driver attacks cyclists with hammer in northern Spain

In the ugly altercation in Pontevedra, which was caught on camera by a passer-by, the man can be seen chasing after the pair, hammer in hand.

Lorry driver attacks cyclists with hammer in northern Spain

Horrifying images have emerged of a violent altercation between two cyclists and a hammer-wielding lorry driver in Pontevedra, north-west Spain.

Driver runs at cyclists with hammer

According to eyewitness accounts, the incident occurred when the driver claimed that his vehicle's path had been obstructed by the cyclists, leading to a heated argument that escalated to such an extent that the former picked up a hammer and began to chase the terrified pair.

One cyclist hospitalised, driver identified by police

As can be seen in the video, filmed by a passer-by, the man at one point strikes the head of one of the cyclists, who is understood to have received treatment in hospital but escaped serious injury.

The driver has now been identified by the authorities.