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Incident happened on Tuesday evening between Hartlepool and Seaton Carew, police appeal for information

A man on Teeside has been injured after a rope stretched across a cycle path on a seaside promenade caused him to be thrown off his bike.

The incident happened on Tuesday evening between Hartlepool and Seaton Carew according to Teeside Live.

The victim, aged 20, hit the rope at chest height while riding along the path at approximately 11pm and sustained injurties to his chest and upper arms,

The shocking incident, which occurred at about 11pm on Tuesday, was close to the public toilets along from Newburn Bridge and left him with injuries across his chest and upper arms.

A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police commented: “Officers believe that there were people at the location at the time and are asking them to come forward with information.”

Anyone who has information is asked to call PC Alexander Blackwell from Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.