by Steve Beasant on 2 December, 2015
Grimsby: Have you seen this bike?
Officers are investigating a robbery on a Grimsby cycle path, which resulted in the victim being hospitalised.
The 27-year-old victim was cycling along the pathway adjacent to the A180, heading from Estate Road Five towards New Haven Terrace, at around 5.10pm on Tuesday, December 1.
As he approached the area near Icelandic Seachill – formally known as Coldwater – he was attacked by a group of two or three men, who pushed him off his bike and assaulted him.
He believes he was hit with an unknown weapon and lost consciousness.
When he came round, his blue and silver Giant bike was missing and two members of the public had come to his aid.
He was taken to Grimsby’s Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, where he is still receiving treatment for his injuries – although they are not believed to be life threatening.
One of the men was said to be white, of large build and wearing black clothing.
A picture of a similar bike to that taken can be found below. The victim’s had a new chain, a new chrome rear cog and a green sticker on the rear frame.
DCI Nicky Miller said: “This happened in a busy area. Many workers use this path to travel to and from work and we would appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious – no matter how insignificant they believe their information to be – to get in touch.
“Did you see anyone hanging around the area or riding a blue and silver bike? Do you have CCTV which shows people heading to or from this path? If so, we want to hear from you.”
DCI Miller also offered advice and reassurance for those working in the area concerned about the incident.
She said: “Luckily, incidents like this are rare, but there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of being assaulted or robbed.
“Where possible, don’t walk or ride alone and keep any valuables out of sight.”
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 101, quoting log number 427 of December 1.Leave a comment