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Three cyclists hospitalised in hit-and-run on Kent A2 — police appeal

Officers urge motor repairers to be on lookout for damaged Ford following incident on Tuesday evening

Police in Kent have alerted motor repairers to look out for a damaged Ford vehicle, possibly silver, following a hit and run incident on Tuesday evening that left three cyclists in hospital.

The driver of the vehicle, said to be missing a black plastic nearside mirror and to have damage consistent with a collision, failed to stop at the scene of the collision on the eastbound carriageway of the A2 close to the Bridge turn-off near Canterbury at 10.10pm.

Two or the riders, both aged 24 and one from Cumbria, the other from South Derbyshire, were treated for minor injuries at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford.

The third cyclist, aged 25 and from Cumbria, suffered more serious injuries and was taken by air ambulance to South London’s King’s College Hospital.

Chief Inspector Matthew Kendall of Kent Police roads policing unit said: “The person who was driving the Ford may be seeking to repair the damage to his or her vehicle as quickly as possible so we would ask anyone who works in the vehicle repair industry to be particularly vigilant and contact us if they are suspicious.

“Alternatively, if you know someone who has a Ford with the damage described please contact police with the details as we are investigating the circumstances around the collision.”

Anyone with information about the incident is requested to call 101 quoting reference number 20140722-1798.

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