Cyclists pushed off bikes

Police are investigating three unusual incidents in Leicestershire in which cyclists have been pushed from their bikes.

Live updates

Cyclists pushed off their bikes in Leicestershire, full report

Two cyclists are warning other bike users to be on their guard after they were pushed while cycling by a passenger in a car that sped off moments later.

There have been three such attacks in Leicestershire this month.

Colin Haynes and Martin Webster, who were both injured, say they could have been killed and it is important that the driver and his accomplice are caught before anyone loses their life.

Rajiv Popat reports.

Cyclist treated for broken collar bone

One of three cyclists who were pushed from their bikes in a series of similar incidents in Leicestershire, has been treated for a broken collar bone.

The man was the third to be approached as he rode his bike on Saturday 6th July on Stanton Lane in Croft.

An "old style silver BMW" crossed in front of the cyclist and braked sharply causing the cyclist to fall from his bike.

In two other similar incidents in Earl Shilton and Broughton Astley, victims described a "old, silver" car approaching them and the front seat passenger leaning out to push them over.

The two other cyclists were treated for minor injuries.


Three cyclists pushed off bikes

Cyclist riding on designated cycle route Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Police are investigating after three cyclists were pushed from their bikes in Leicestershire.

The incidents all happened within the space of a week, within a ten mile radius, in Earl Shilton, Croft and Broughton Astley.

Police think the events are all linked because each of the victims described a "silver" vehicle being involved.

Back to top