Cyclist left with broken arm in Southsea hit-and-run

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A hit-and-run driver left a cyclist with a cyclist with a broken arm.

The 52-year-old was riding east along Clarence Esplanade, in Southsea, when he collided with a passing car opposite the D-Day Museum.

Described as a small, white Ford Fiesta or Vauxhall Corsa style car, the driver failed to stop.

The cyclist was treated in Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, for what police described as ‘serious injuries’.

The accident was reported on Wednesday, April 27, but took place at around 4.30pm on Easter Monday.

Police staff investigator Noel Mann from the Roads Policing Investigation unit said he was eager to hear from anyone who might have seen the accident.

He said: ‘The cyclist fell to the ground as a result of the collision and has been treated in hospital for a broken arm.

‘I’m appealing for any witnesses to the incident or the driver to contact the police.’

Anyone with information is asked to get in contact with PSI Mann at Cosham police station on 101, or to call the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.