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Jail for Lancashire man who pushed cyclist off bike then threw it at him

Judge imposes 18 month sentence for unlawful wounding

A Lancashire man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for unlawful wounding after he pushed a cyclist over then threw his bike at him.

The assault took place in Ryelands Park, Lancaster, earlier this year, reports the Lancashire Evening Post.

The victim, a 47-year-old man, saw Kieron Burke, aged 27, and another man banging on windows and walking on the road, saws the newspaper.

He attempted to ride around the pair, who appeared to have had too much to drink, but Burke struck him with his arm, knocking the cyclist from his bike.

Richard Bennett, prosecuting said Burke then began to punch the victim, who kicked out at him in an attempt to get away.

Once he got free, however, Burke threw his bike at him, with Mr Bennett saying, “fortunately it missed him,” and the victim then called the police.

Burke pleaded guilty to the charge of unlawful wounding and passing sentence, Judge Simon Altham said the incident warranted a custodial sentence.

Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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