Brixington pensioner injured in bicycle hit-and-run

PUBLISHED: 06:30 21 July 2015

Brixington resident Sandra Harris has been left cut and bruised following a hit and run incident with a bicycle. Ref exe 4494-29-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Brixington resident Sandra Harris has been left cut and bruised following a hit and run incident with a bicycle. Ref exe 4494-29-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

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A pensioner was injured and needed hospital treatment after a hit-and-run pavement cyclist ignored her shouts to stop.

Sandra Morris, 68, of Winston Road, was bruised, shocked and needed her stitches in her arm when her walking stick was knocked from her hand after a cyclist mounted the pavement, hitting her arm.

Police are keen to trace the cyclist who left the scene. He is described as a black male, who was wearing a black jacket and riding a black bicycle.

A Devon and Cornwall police spokesman said: “Police were informed that a member of the public was knocked over by a cyclist and she received injuries.

“She attended hospital and received stitches for her wound. She also suffered heavy bruising.

“Police would like to speak to anyone in the area at the time of the incident if they can help identify the cyclist.”

Grandmother-of-four Sandra, who suffers with leg problems and uses a mobility car to get around, was injured at around 1.45pm on Wednesday, July 8, in Birchwood Road, Brixington, near the Winston Road junction.

Sandra, who relies on her walking stick when out and about, said she had been slowly walking to Brixington Parade shops when a cyclist struck and left the scene.

The pensioner said: “I had my walking stick and I thought I would try to walk down to Budgeons. I have to walk really slowly.

“A cyclist came up on the pavement. He hit my arm and knocked my walking stick down.

“I shouted at him ‘please stop, can you stop?’ but he didn’t; he went really fast back onto the road.”

If you can help police with information, call 101 and quote log number 0506 of 09/07/2015. Or email PCSO Chris Ball christopher.BALL2@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk


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