Leyton News

Cyclist badly injured by thieves who stole his £12.5k bike

Police are appealing for information to help track down those responsible for the robbery

The Lea Bridge Road cycle lane where the robbery took place and (inset) the stolen bike
The Lea Bridge Road cycle lane where the robbery took place and (inset) the stolen bike

A cyclist has had to have multiple surgeries for injuries sustained during the robbery of his £12,500 bike in Lea Bridge Road.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, 23rd May at around 7.45pm as the victim, a man in his 40s, rode his bike between Lee Valley Ice Centre and Lee Valley Riding Centre.

A group of males wearing similar black hoodies gathered on the cycle path and were also on bicycles. As the victim approached the group, he was pushed from his bicycle and one of the group rode off on it into the marshes.

One of the other members of the group repeatedly kicked the victim. As a result of the attack the victim lost a number of teeth, broke his jaw in two places, and broke his collar bone and scapula.

Detective Constable Helen Cordes is leading the investigation. She said: “This incident has left the victim with possible nerve damage and has resulted in him needing a number of surgeries. It is imperative we track down those responsible.

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“This area is routinely used by commuters and I would ask any cyclists in the area at the time to share any helmet or body cams footage that may have captured this incident or suspects. I would also ask anyone in the trade to be on the lookout for this bike and anyone attempting to sell such a high-spec bike.”

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information should call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting reference CAD 7178/23MAY. To remain 100% anonymous please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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