About a month ago I was deliberately knocked off my regular non-power assist bicycle by another cyclist '(E-Bike). I have sustained an Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (plare/screws) fracture of the left wrist, suspected torn tendon damage to the right shoulder pending ultrasound scan, concussion (head glued in two places), abrastion/cuts to the following:- fingers, right forearm/elbow/bicep/shoulder/side if chest, and to left & right knee & shin, along with multiple bruising. Also lingering ringing in my ears. I am now out of work claiming JSA.

I notified the Police, an RTC case was opened then closed due to it being an E-Bike.

I then pursued it as a crime, the nature of the followup call from the Police was extremely negative, I was immediately advised it was highly unlikely I'd get it to Crown court. There was no real opportunity for me to put my version of events over, being told to stop interrupting. I then mentioned I have GoPro footage of the whole incident and was told towards the end of the conversation a link would be sent a number of days later to upload footage and images if the other party. The conversation was cut short when I was told he had other cases to deal with. Completely shocked how I was spoken to by the Police.

The footage has now been viewed, a crime number has been issued, Section 20 Malicious Wounding. Images of the suspect are to be circulated, but as of yet, no reports/images have
materialised on any online Police sites.

I have emailed Victim Support, but have yet to receive a response.

Can someone please advise me how to proceed? First of all, regarding identifying the suspect, is it advisable that I post images if the suspect on social media in an attempt to identify him?

Regarding compensation, am I better going direct to the CICA or use a no-win-no-fee solicitor?

I'm aware that some will decline to offer advice due to compensation coming from public funds.

Any help would be appreciated

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