Cyclist dragged behind car after collision in Whepstead

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Police are appealing for information after a car collided with a cyclist and then failed to stop in Whepstead.

The incident occurred between 5pm and 5.10pm yesterday, June 19, along the B1066.

A car, described as an older-style silver Vauxhall Corsa, collided with the rear wheel of a ‘Giant’ bicycle causing the male rider to fall off.

The rider’s foot was clipped into the pedal and as the bike became caught up under the car he was dragged along the road for some distance before managing to free himself.

The car then continued to drive along with the bike caught underneath before eventually stopping, reversing to free the bike and then driving off making no attempt to stop.

The rider sustained severe grazing to his hands, forearms and buttocks as a result of this incident and was taken to West Suffolk Hospital to have his injuries treated.

Police attended the scene and found scrape marks along the road approximately 160 metres long, with the bike having sustained extensive damage.

The incident was witnessed by two other cyclists who were riding with the victim and some local residents, but officers are keen to hear from anyone else who may have witnessed the collision or who may have seen an older-style silver Vauxhall Corsa in the area at that time.

The driver of the car is described as a white man, aged in his late forties, of stocky build, with short light-coloured/greying hair,wearing a light blue shirt.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact PC Hylton Garrick at the Bury St Edmunds Roads Policing and Firearms Operations Unit on 101, quoting reference BR/14/423.