Police appeal after scooter riders push cyclist into traffic

Incident took place on Sunday evening in Cottingham near Kingston-upon-Hull

Police in the East Riding of Yorkshire have launched an appeal for information after two men on a scooter pushed a cyclist off his bike and into traffic.

The incident took place on the evening of Sunday 3 December on Castle Road, next to Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham, which lies north west of Kingston-upon-Hull.

The cyclist, who has not been named, sustained minor injuries to his leg and hip, reports the Hull Daily Mail.

Humberside Police said: “We want to find two people in connection with an assault in Cottingham.

"They were riding a scooter along Castle Road around 8pm on December 3 2017 when they passed a cyclist and pushed him into the road into traffic. He injured his hip and leg.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 16/65491/17.

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