A cyclist in Newcastle has been knocked over and assaulted by a gang of men, who fled with his his bike.
The 44 year old victim was riding home at around 11.45pm on Friday when he was attacked near to the junction of Welbeck Road and Kennington Grove in Byker.
The gang of four men, aged in their 20s and 30s, are being sought by police after the cyclist was left hospitalised with non-life threatening injuries
The bike was recovered nearby.
Call officers on 101 quoting reference 1257 13/05/16.
Just last month we reported how police were appealing to find two young man who attacked a cyclist who was fixing a puncture, stealing his wallet, watch and phone.
The 40-year-old victim was on the A45 Nene Valley Way cycle path, near Ecton in Northamptonshire, when he was asked if he needed any help by two men on a yellow Suzuki scrambler motorbike.
The cyclist was then pushed over, threatened with an unidentified weapon, his leg stamped on and his watch and phone removed.
The assailants also took the man’s bag, and pulled his necklace off.
The pillion passenger, who carried out the assault, is said to be white, with an English accent, about 6ft, with a broad build and aged 18 to 20-years-old. He was wearing a grey tracksuit and tan Timberland-type boots.
The other man, wearing blue jeans and a bright blue jacket and white Nike trainers, was also white, but with an Eastern European accent, according to the Northampton Chronicle (link is external).
The incident happened at around 7.30pm on Wednesday.
Witnesses, or anyone with information, are asked to contact Northamptonshire Police on 101, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.