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Yet another bikejacking – this time in Blackpool

Cyclist was punched in head before his bike was taken

Yet another case of a cyclist being mugged for their bike, we’re afraid – this time, in Blackpool.

Lancashire Constabulary have issued an appeal following the robbery on Wednesday, during which the cyclist was punched in the head.

It happened in an alleyway off Belmont Road in the seaside town between 8.20pm and 8.45pm on 5 October.

In a tweet, Blackpool police said: “We are appealing for witnesses and CCTV footage after a man was punched in the head and robbed of his bike on an alley off Belmont Road in Blackpool last night between 8.20pm and 8.45pm.

“Have you seen this bike? Are you a witness? call us on 101, quoting log 1322 of 5th Oct.”

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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