A CYCLIST was taken to hospital after being knocked off his bike by a 4x4 type vehicle towing a trailer.

It happened on Raskelf Road near Thornton Bridge around 1.15pm on Friday (May 20).

A 52-year-old man was knocked off his bike by a vehicle that did not stop at the scene, but instead continued towards Thornton Bridge.

The cyclist was taken to hospital by ambulance where he was treated for his injuries and discharged later that day.

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North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses and information.

A spokesman said: "We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

"In particular, we are appealing for information from any further witnesses who may have seen the 4x4 towing a trailer which came from the Helperby direction or anyone one who may have dashcam footage of the vehicle prior to or after the incident.

"Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should email: chris.graham-marlow@northyorkshire.police.uk or call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for TC1639 Chris Graham-Marlow.

Quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12220086331.


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