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Cyclist in hit-run terror.

Byline: ASHLIE BLAKEY ashlie.blakey@trinitymirror.com @ashlieblakey

POLICE are appealing for help to track down a hit-and-run driver who knocked down a cyclist in rush-hour traffic and left him 'bleeding and battered' in the road.

Emergency services were called to a report of a collision involving a cyclist and a white Fiat Panda in Handforth Dean, Cheadle, Stockport, at around 5.30pm last Friday. The cyclist was waiting at the Schools Hill/Wilmslow Road roundabout when the car 'came from behind' and struck him. The vehicle 'pushed him along the road' until he fell off his bike, then fled the scene.

The 50-year-old cyclist, who wishes to remain anonymous, told the M.E.N. how the 'scary' experience left him in shock.

"I was firmly on the roundabout then this white car just came from behind to the side and was just carrying me along," he said.

"I am quite an experienced cyclist but he was just pushing me further and further along and then I was pushed from my bike.

"I fell onto the ground and was dazed, but I saw the car just carry on.

I presumed he would have stopped." The cyclist said a woman who had witnessed the accident came over to help him off the road. She was able to identify that the car was a white Fiat Panda.

The cyclist went to hospital with an injury to his shoulder and bruising and grazes to several parts of his body.

He added: "I was left bleeding and battered on the road with cars coming either side of me at rush-hour. I just don't want him to do the same thing to somebody else. It was a blatant hit-and-run and I was shocked when the driver didn't stop."

Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward with any information.

A GMP spokesman said: "At around 5.28pm on Friday, 6 September, 2019, police were called to a report of a collision involving a cyclist and a white Fiat Panda in Handforth Dean, Cheadle. A man was knocked off his bike at a roundabout junction towards Handforth Dean by a car that failed to stop at the scene. The cyclist suffered minor injuries to his shoulder and hip."

Anyone with information can contact police on 101, quoting incident number 2069-060919.

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