Police appeal after car used as weapon to assault and rob cyclist in Preston

Lancashire Constabulary issue witness appeal after incident a fortnight ago

by Simon_MacMichael   May 31, 2014  

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Police in Lancashire have issued an appeal for information after a car was deliberately driven at a cyclist, knocking him from his bike, with the vehicle’s occupants then punching and kicking him and stealing his wallet.

Lancashire Constabulary say that the incident took place at around 11.15pm on the evening of Saturday 17 May on Ribbleton Lane in Preston.

The male cyclist, aged 35, was verbally abused as he passed a group of men standing next to a car with foreign number plates.

The car was then intentionally driven at the cyclist, who was then punched and kicked and had his wallet stolen.

According to police, the cyclist, who was treated afterwards at Royal Preston Hospital, could have been more seriously injured had it not been for the intervention of other people.

The men involved in the assault are said to be white and to have Eastern European accents, while the vehicle is described as a small hatchback, possibly light blue in colour.

DC Danny Greene said: “This was a nasty and unprovoked assault and we are working to try and find the people responsible.

“If you witnessed this assault or have any information about the people responsible then please contact us quoting log reference LC-20140517-1926.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Scumbags, I hope they get prison time.

posted by kie7077 [451 posts]
1st June 2014 - 11:38

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This is going confuse the hell out of the Daily Mail. Gang of Eastern European guys attack northern bloke on a bike.

Here's hoping the cops get a result on this one.

posted by Argos74 [287 posts]
1st June 2014 - 14:51

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I am Eastern European too, but feel ashamed of them !

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posted by Pret [3 posts]
1st June 2014 - 20:29

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Argos74 wrote:
This is going confuse the hell out of the Daily Mail. Gang of Eastern European guys attack northern bloke on a bike.

Very good. If only Diana was alive, this wouldn't have happened.

Best wishes to the victim, hope they catch the scum.....jail time I hope.

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posted by Simmo72 [283 posts]
2nd June 2014 - 14:08

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A cyclist carrying his wallet? I've yet to see that on the cafe run.

Silly me. You're probably right....

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posted by MercuryOne [1055 posts]
3rd June 2014 - 14:04

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