The Metropolitan Police were made aware of the incident in Hornchurch on December 8, but no allegation of crime was made

The cyclist who was punched to the floor by a van driver in Essex has told the Metropolitan Police that he does not wish to press charges.

It’s a story that has generated a huge amount of interest over the past week, after footage emerged online of the driver knocking the cyclist off his bike and then attacking him.

The Met say they were made aware of the incident on the day it occurred, December 8, but no further action was taken as no allegation of crime was made.

The van driver voluntarily attended Chelmsford police station after the video of the incident went viral and was interviewed under caution, according to a police statement.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “On Friday, 16 January 2015, Havering police became aware of a YouTube video which appeared to show a cyclist being assaulted.

“Havering CID spoke to the cyclist. He informed police that he did not wish to pursue any further allegations.

“On Friday, 16 January a 34-year-old man attended an east London police station and was interviewed under caution.

“Enquiries continue.”