A WOMAN walking her dogs has been knocked to the ground by a cyclist in Dirleton.

A police investigation is under way following the incident, near the village green, on Monday.

While walking her three dogs, the woman heard a bike bell and motioned to get her dogs under control.

A man on a bicycle then passed her at speed, almost colliding with her and shouting verbal abuse at her.

A short time later, the same cyclist returned and pushed the woman to the ground before cycling off.

The man is described as being in his 50s, stocky, between 5’8 and 5’9, with light grey stubble.

He was wearing a red Lycra t-shirt and thin dark-coloured gilet.

He spoke with a strong west of Scotland accent and was cycling a blue mountain bike.

Anyone who recognises the description of the man or who can provide any information on the incident should call police on 101 quoting incident number 2332 of August 19, or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.