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Police appeal after cyclist found seriously injured in road

63-year-old man was unconscious when he was discovered near Morpeth, Northumberland on Saturday

Police in Northumberland have launched an appeal for information after a cyclist was discovered seriously injured lying in the road between Benridge and Pigdon, near Morpeth.

The incident, believed to have happened at around midday on Saturday 16 February, took place near the Benridge Riding Stables.

The victim, a 63-year-old man thought to be from the Seaton Sluice area, was found unconscious and taken to hospital for treatment, where he is said to be in a critical but stable condition.

Northumbria Police are particularly keen to trace an elderly couple, thought to be from the Seaton Sluice area, who stopped and tried to call an ambulance but left before officers arrived.

They have also asked anyone with dashcam footage or other information to come forward and can be contacted on 101 quoting reference number 1136 160219.


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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