Police Appeal for Witnesses Following an Assault in Hartlepool

Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault on a cyclist in Hartlepool.

The incident occurred at around 9pm on Tuesday 16th July on the A179 towards Hart Village.

A 44-year-old male was cycling on the A179 when an unknown individual leant out of a car and pushed the cyclist to the floor. The vehicle made off from the scene.

The victim suffered a fractured collar bone, dislocated shoulder and fractured ribs and he remains at the University Hospital of North Tees whilst receiving treatment. 

Officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone who may have dash cam footage 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 at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/.