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Police appeal as handbag stolen from unconscious cyclist in Gloucester

Officers say cash and credit cards were in purse - cause of fall unknown

Police in Gloucester have launched a witness appeal after a cyclist was found unconscious on the city's Bristol Road on Monday evening While the cause of her fall was unclear, her handbag had been stolen from the basket of her bike.

In an appeal on the force's website, Gloucestershire Constabulary said:

At around 9.30pm on Monday 2nd March a woman was found unconscious on Bristol Road at the junction with Stroud Road.  It's unclear at present whether she fell off or was knocked off her bicycle by a vehicle.

While she lay unconscious in the road her blue and white handbag was stolen from the basket on the front of her bike.  In her bag was her purse containing cash, bank cards and a bunch of keys.

The woman was taken to Gloucester Royal Hospital and has since been released.

Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed this woman fall from her bike or the theft of her bag.  Please call 101 quoting incident number 533 of 2nd March 2015.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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pullmyfinger | 9 years ago

Just when my faith in humanity was restored...

Paul_C | 9 years ago

not exactly obvious from the Police report where this occurred... there are actually two junctions between Stroud Road and Bristol Road...

and this nightmare...

Pret | 9 years ago


therevokid | 9 years ago

is there no depth to which some scum bags will stoop ....  102

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