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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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Flintshire Boy | 590 posts | 11 months ago


Comments and discussions at the weekend are usually SO MUCH more convivial and erudite than many of those during the week.


BIRMINGHAMisaDUMP | 921 posts | 11 months ago
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'punched in the head and robbed of his bike on an alley off Belmont Road in Blackpool . . .'

that's a lot of prepositions in one sentence. Shouldn't it be 'in an alley' rather than 'on an alley'? And punched 'on' the head rather than 'in' it. Innit? 

janusz0 replied to BIRMINGHAMisaDUMP | 436 posts | 11 months ago

I blame the USA, where prepopsitions seem to be interchangeable.  Let's just cut them all out of our vocabulary and choose just one to take the place of them all. How about using the word "like" as both a universal interjection and preposition?

So it's like: <punched like the head and robbed like his bike like an alley like Belmont Road like Blackpool last night>  Makes sense innit?

TheBillder replied to BIRMINGHAMisaDUMP | 1414 posts | 11 months ago

Prepositions depend on the anatomy and assault method. I have been punched on the nose, kicked up the arse and kneed in the wedding vegetables. It has never happened to me but in Bath, an assailant bent on a fully featured attack may duff one over.

Revised prepositions would not make any of those events less painful.

BIRMINGHAMisaDUMP replied to TheBillder | 921 posts | 11 months ago

True, but have you ever been "punched in the head"? 

SaveTheWail replied to BIRMINGHAMisaDUMP | 59 posts | 11 months ago
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In Glasgow, they'll take their fist off your face.

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