Suffolk police are appealing for witness after a 25-year-old woman was assaulted and her bike stolen in Newmarket last night, according to the East Anglian Daily Times.
At about 10.30 pm, the woman stepped off her bike near a block of flats after hearing a group of five-to-six men talking nearby, a Suffolk Police spokesman told the paper.
“She turned to look at the males when one of them kicked her on the hip which caused her to fall over on to her bike and she hit her head on a step to one of the flats,” the spokesman said.
“The man began to pull her bike away and then called to one of the other men to help him. The man rode off on the bike with the other man running off behind him.”
The bike is described as a 2012 Boardman Comp Pro women’s mountain bike. It is mainly white with a pink Boardman sticker on the frame, white seat, pink pedals, the front forks are white with a Rockshox sticker on each.
The first man is described as Asian, in his mid 30s with black hair and black stubble, he wore a dark hooded top with writing on the front and mid denim jeans.
The second man is also described as Asian in his late 20s, he had black hair on his top lip, he wore a lighter coloured hooded top and mid denim jeans.
Both men had their hoods up.
Of the other three or four men, two were white, the remainder Asian. All wore hooded tops and spoke in a foreign language.
Police are appealing for witnesses who should either call 101 to help or email headquarters [at] suffolk.pnn.police.uk
Our official grumpy Northerner, John has been riding bikes for over 30 years since discovering as an uncoordinated teen that a sport could be fun if it didn't require you to catch a ball or get in the way of a hulking prop forward.
Road touring was followed by mountain biking and a career racing in the mud that was as brief as it was unsuccessful.
Somewhere along the line came the discovery that he could string a few words together, followed by the even more remarkable discovery that people were mug enough to pay for this rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work. He's pretty certain he's worked for even more bike publications than Mat Brett.
The inevitable 30-something MAMIL transition saw him shift to skinny tyres and these days he lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.