Cyclist rides wrong way down York street, breaks pedestrian’s leg

Lendal, York. Photograph © Google Street View
6 Oct 2016 @ 11.07 am
| Crime, News

A man cycled the wrong way down a York street, collided with a pedestrian then pushed him over, breaking his leg.

Police are searching for the cyclist after the assault, which happened between 1.15 and 1.30pm on Wednesday, July 27 outside the Post Office on Lendal.

A man was seen to be cycling the wrong way down Lendal, through a large number of pedestrians when he collided with a male pedestrian.

The cyclist was then seen to get off his bike and approach the pedestrian, and push him in the chest, causing him to fall over. The fall resulted in the pedestrian receiving a fractured leg.

The cyclist was then seen to get back on his bike and cycle away in the direction of Coney Street.

Police have issued this description of him.

Have you seen him?

The cyclist is…

of slim build
5ft 6ins tall
with dark, chin length hair
which was described as slightly wavy.
He add an unkempt, weathered appearance with discoloured teeth
and spoke with a Yorkshire accent.

He was wearing

dark coloured clothes
a short sleeved top
under a sleeveless, gilet type jacket.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or recognises the description of the man is asked to contact the police.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for DC Lindsay Bell.
Or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Email Email DC Bell here
Quote reference number 12160134102