Hartlepool cyclist assaulted in attempted robbery
A Hartlepool cyclist has been injured after two men pushed him of his bike and attempted to make off with it.
The incident occurred on the footpath on the A689 approaching Newton Bewley in Hartlepool around 10.20pm on Thursday, May 25.
The victim - a 34-year-old man - tried to cycle past two men and was pushed off his bike by one of them.
The man then assaulted him and tried to steal his bike, but after a struggle, the victim managed to get back on his bike and ride off.
As a result of the attack, the victim suffered a cut to his head as well as bruising and scratches to his arms. He received treatment at the One Life Centre in Hartlepool.
Police are now appealing for information following the attempted robbery.
The first suspect is described as being a white male, around 5 ft 10” – 6 ft tall, aged in his mid-20s with short dark hair and of slim build.
He was wearing dark clothing which included a hooded top and he may have suffered an injury to his right arm during the incident.
The second suspect is described as a white male, of the same height as the first suspect and of slim build with short, dark hair.
He was wearing a dark blue jumper or top, light coloured bottoms and white trainers which looked brand new.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone with information regarding the men responsible is asked to contact temporary detective sergeant Simon Clark on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.