A VAN driver has spoken to police after a shocking video of a fight with a cyclist went viral.

Police appealed for the cyclist who captured the assault to come forward.

Footage appeared online of a verbal altercation between the cyclist and the occupants of the van, followed by the cyclist falling from his bike.

The driver of the van then emerges from his vehicle and appears to hit the cyclist multiple times.

It is believed the incident took place in Hornchurch.

The signage on the side of the van is for Taylor Landscaping, which is based in Ramsden Heath, near Billericay.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "A man has voluntarily attended a Chelmsford Police station this morning to give an account of the incident.

“It has now been established that this incident took place in the Hornchurch area and the matter has been passed to the Met police to investigate.”