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Hartlepool cyclist hospitalised after car passenger pushed him off

Police appeal for witnesses

Cleveland Police are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was pushed from his bike by a passenger in a moving car. The 44-year-old victim suffered a dislocated shoulder and fractured collar bone.

At around 9pm on Tuesday July 16, a cyclist riding along the A179 towards Hart Village was pushed from his bike by an unknown individual travelling in a passing car.

Police said that those responsible then made off from the scene.

The cyclist remains at the University Hospital of North Tees receiving treatment. 

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who may have dash cam footage, has been asked to contact Detective Constable Anthony Wallace via the non-emergency number 101, quoting the event number 120856.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online.

We’ve reported on a number of cyclists being pushed off by passengers in passing vehicles over the years. In several cases, those responsible have subsequently posted footage of the incident to social media.

Earlier this year, a spate of attacks in Kent led the local newspaper to brand it a “warped trend”. Kent Police told road.cc that they could not trace having been notified of any of any incidents, and urged victims to contact them so they could investigate.

A little further back, in 2017, an Essex cyclist suffered severe facial bruising and a broken nose after allegedly being pushed off midway through a time trial.

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Rik Mayals unde... | 4 years ago
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Rik Mayals unde... | 4 years ago
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I have been spat at by some retard who passed me way too close. Pity I couldn't catch them at some traffic lights. 

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carlosdsanchez | 4 years ago
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I have a hole in the leg of a pair of bib tights from a passenger flicking a cigarette at me. Also been hit by an empty can thrown by a passing vehicle. Not been pushed off yet, feels like it will happen at some point though...

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FluffyKittenofT... replied to carlosdsanchez | 4 years ago
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carlosdsanchez wrote:

I have a hole in the leg of a pair of bib tights from a passenger flicking a cigarette at me. Also been hit by an empty can thrown by a passing vehicle. Not been pushed off yet, feels like it will happen at some point though...

 

I had a _full_ beer can hurled at me (unprovoked) once.  However it missed and burst dramatically on the windscreen of a parked car. 

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OldRidgeback | 4 years ago
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Sounds like an ABH charge to me.

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dassie replied to OldRidgeback | 4 years ago
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OldRidgeback wrote:

Sounds like an ABH charge to me.

 

Possibly battery, if no injury; not assault if there is no 'apprehension'.

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ktache | 4 years ago
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That takes some proper planning.

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Daveyraveygravey | 4 years ago
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A colleague had a condom full of urine thrown at him yesterday in Sussex.

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RoubaixCube replied to Daveyraveygravey | 4 years ago
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Daveyraveygravey wrote:

A colleague had a condom full of urine thrown at him yesterday in Sussex.

 

He must of been pretty pissed

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Stef Marazzi | 4 years ago
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Channel 5s fault. 

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Stef Marazzi | 4 years ago
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Channel 5s fault. 

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burtthebike replied to Stef Marazzi | 4 years ago
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cyclesteffer wrote:

Channel 5s fault. 

Perhaps it might be a stretch to blame one programme, but there is undoubtedly an effect from the long term anti-cycling rhetoric in the media.

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morgoth985 | 4 years ago
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So it has been common enough for those well known investigative newshounds at the local rag to pick up on it as a “warped trend”, but the local Sherlocks haven’t had a sniff.  Nice job, boys.

 

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