Witness appeal after hit and run

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Police have issued an appeal to trace a pedestrian who witnessed a hit and run collision which left a cyclist with a broken arm

The incident happened at around 5pm on February 28 on Garstang Road, Preston, when a white van and the cyclist collided.

The 32-year-old rider, from Preston, was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment. The van fled the scene, although it was later traced and the driver spoken to.

Officers are still keen to speak to a bystander who they believe the cyclist may have spoken to at the scene and who saw what happened.

PC William Uttley said: “Before the cyclist went to hospital we believe he spoke with a male bystander at the scene, although did not get this person’s details.

“We would now like to speak to them and would urge them, if they see this appeal, to contact us as soon as possible.

“We would also like to speak to anyone else who saw what happened.”

The bystander who may have seen the collision is described as a man, aged between 40 and 50, of slim build and speaking with a local accent. He was wearing casual clothing.

He is thought to have been walking from Garstang Road towards Ripon Street at the time of the collision.

Anyone with information is asked to contact us on 101, quoting log number 1009 of February 28th.