Driver runs over bicycle at York traffic lights

The filter lane turning off Clifton onto Rawcliffe Lane. Photograph © Google Street View
23 Sep 2016 @ 3.14 pm
| Crime

Police are searching for a motorist who harassed a cyclist at traffic lights in York before running over the bike.

The incident took place at about 5.45pm on Monday, September 12.

The cyclist was cycling from Clifton Green towards Rawcliffe Lane.

When the cyclist stopped in the right-hand filter lane for Rawcliffe Lane, a dark-coloured 4×4 vehicle, believed to be an Audi, pulled up behind him.

The car nudged the rear tyre of the cycle on several occasions. The cyclist got off his cycle, and the car then ran over it, causing extensive damage to the back wheel.

Then the car drove off towards Shipton Road. Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident.

This was a busy time of day on a main road in York, and so police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or has dashcam footage of it or the car involved, to get in touch.

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

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC John Armstrong or York Police
Or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Email PC Armstrong here
Quote reference number 12160166372