Man who ‘threw bike’ at cyclist jailed for 18 months

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A man who deliberately knocked a cyclist off his bike, then threw it at him, has been jailed for 18 months after a court heard how he assaulted his victim in the street.

Kieron Burke, of Mount Avenue, Lancaster, attacked the man as he rode close to Ryelands Park in Lancaster earlier this year.

The 27-year-old admitted unlawful wounding when he appeared before Preston Crown Court.

Prosecuting, Richard Bennett told the court how the victim, a 47-year-old man, had gone out for a ride on his bike close to Ryelands Park in Lancaster.

He noticed Burke and another man banging on windows and walking into the road.

It appeared they had had too much to drink.

He described how the victim tried to ride around them, but Burke then stuck his arm out and struck Mr Hamilton.

The blow caused him to fall off his bike to the ground.

Burke then started punching him.

The court heard the cyclist tried to get up and kick Burke away in the struggle.

Eventually he managed to stand up but Burke grabbed his bike and hurled it at him.

Mr Bennett said: “ Fortunately it missed him.”

The cyclist managed to call the police from his mobile phone.

Judge Simon Altham, sentencing, ruled a custodial sentence was necessary for the attack.