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Appeal for witnesses to collision between car and cyclist in Tower Hamlets

News   •   Sep 10, 2019 12:40 BST

Detectives are appealing for witnesses to a collision between a car and a cyclist in Tower Hamlets.

Police were called to Poplar High Street junction with Bazely Street E14 at 18:59hrs on Monday, 9 September following reports of a collision.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found a car in collision with a male cyclist.

The cyclist, aged 17, was taken to hospital, initially in a critical condition. He injuries have now been assessed as life-changing.

The driver of the car, a maroon Ford Focus, involved in the collision fled the scene. Efforts to trace them continue.

No arrests have been made.

Detective Sergeant Lauren Brady, of Central East Command Unit, said: "This is being treated as a grievous bodily harm with intent investigation.

"We believe the victim was deliberately targeted and was dragged a significant distance underneath the vehicle.

"I know there were a number of witnesses and anyone who hasn't contacted police, or people with any dash-cam footage, are asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 6546/09Sep. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111."