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Bike thief assaulted cyclist as he travelled home in Blacon

Police appeal for witnesses after robbery on Thursday night

Blacon Hall Road in Chester(Image: Google Street View)

Police are appealing for witnesses after a hooded bike thief assaulted a lone cyclist as he made his way home.

The robbery occurred between 11.30pm-11.45pm on Thursday, August 17, when a 22-year-old man cycling along Blacon Hall Road was approached by a man.

The offender assaulted the victim and grabbed hold of his bike causing him to fall off. He was last seen making off on the stolen B’twin bike along Blacon Hall Road in the direction of Blacon Avenue.

The model of bike stolen in incident on Blacon Hall Road

Police say the man is described as being around 5ft 10in tall and was wearing a dark tracksuit with the hood up.

Detective Constable Gary Morris, of Chester Local Policing Unit, said: “This was an unprovoked attack on a man who was just cycling home. I would urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident, has information about the incident or can identify the offender to come forward and speak to us.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cheshire police on 101 quoting incident 1094 of 17 August.

Information can also be passed on anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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