Appeal after cyclist injured in hit and run

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A cyclist was injured in a hit and run accident, police said.

The incident happened close to the junction where Northgate meets Middlegate in Morecambe.

The 24-year-old cyclist was riding along Northgate when a vehicle hit the rear of his bike.

As a result he fell to the floor and suffered a suspected fractured jaw and needed stitches for a number of facial cuts.

The vehicle involved failed to stop at the scene.

PC Kevin Illingworth of the Road Policing Unit said: “We know that an elderly couple did stop in their car at the scene briefly before continuing on their journey and we are keen to trace them as they may have witnessed the collision.

“Similarly if anyone else witnessed the collision I would urge them to come forward and the driver of the vehicle. Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 583 of February 10. “

The incident happened at 5.10pm on Monday, February 9.