Man charged with robbery and assaulting an emergency worker after cyclist ‘punched’

A man has been charged after a cyclist was punched and robbed of his bike at the weekend.

Wednesday, 13th April 2022, 4:37 pm
Peterlee Police said a cyclist was punched and robbed of his bike after an incident at the weekend./Photo: Peterlee Police
Peterlee Police said a cyclist was punched and robbed of his bike after an incident at the weekend./Photo: Peterlee Police

According to Durham Constabulary, the incident happened in Lowhills Road, Peterlee, on Saturday, April 8, at about 5pm.

The cyclist and a police officer were injured, but did not need medical attention.

A Horden man is due to appear at Durham Crown Court next month after he was charged with robbery and assaulting an emergency worker.

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A statement on the force’s Peterlee Police Facebook page said: “A man has been charged after a cyclist was punched and robbed of his bike.

"The incident happened in Lowhills Road, Peterlee, on Saturday, April 8, at about 5pm.

"Kyle Lawson, of Tenth Street, Horden, appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Tuesday, April 12) charged with robbery and assaulting an emergency worker.

“The 32-year-old was remanded and will appear at Durham Crown Court on Tuesday, May 10.”

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