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Female passenger filmed as driver hit cyclist three times

Nottinghamshire Police are appealing for information that will help to find a driver who left a cyclist for dead in a vicious deliberate hit and run incident.

Mark Weats, 44, from Clipstone, was left unconscious after being hit from behind three times and smashed into a wall by the driver after his wheel pinged a pebble into the car's wing mirror.

The silver or light coloured car mounted the kerb to drive at him, and witnesses believe that a female passenger filmed the incident on her mobile phone.

Mark's wife Cheri told Chad.co.uk: “The car went up the kerb and chased him along the pavement.

“He could have died, his eye socket was nearly pulled out. All he can remember is his bike wheel going under the car.

“He received extensive injuries on his body and face. It’s the emotional side of it which is most difficult, he’s still not sleeping properly because it is mentally draining.

“Everybody in the community was shocked by it. The people living nearby who saw it happen have been traumatised as well.”

The incident happened on the 22nd July at around 10.30pm.

A spokesman from Nottinghamshire police said: “We are looking for the driver of the car on suspicion of causing grevious bodily harm.

“Anyone who knows who did it or knows anything about the car which may have been repaired afterwards should call us on 101 straight away.”

After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.