Cyclist, 62, hurt in van hit-and-run in Copnor

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POLICE are hunting for a van driver who failed to stop after knocking a cyclist off their bike.

The incident happened in Copnor Road, Copnor, on Thursday, between 7.20pm and 7.45pm.

The cyclist was lucky not to have sustained more serious injuries

PC Michael Batten

The 62-year-old female cyclist was riding along the road when she hit a white van, by the junction of New Road.

She was knocked down and was left lying in the road but the van failed to stop.

The cyclist suffered cuts and bruising and was treated at the scene by paramedics, a police spokesman said.

Officers are now seeking witnesses of the crash to come forward.

PC Michael Batten said: ‘We are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed this collision or who saw a white van in the area around the time.

‘The cyclist was lucky not to have sustained more serious injuries, so if you know who the driver of this van was, please get in touch.’

The incident is the latest in a series of cycle collisions reported in the city.

And it comes after The News revealed Portsmouth was the UK’s most dangerous city for cyclists, outside of London.

Anyone with information about the latest incident can call PC Batten on 101, quoting 44160416311, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.