POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a young boy was knocked off his bike by a pick-up that allegedly failed to stop.

The 11-year-old was cycling along Sandhutton Lane between Carlton Miniott and Sandhutton, near Thirsk, North Yorkshire, at around 4.55pm on Sunday (NOV 18) when the incident happened.

His rear wheel was hit by a red Toyota pick-up and the impact threw the boy onto the grass verge at the side of the road. He was taken to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough for treatment to minor injuries and was not seriously hurt.

Officers are now appealing to anyone with information about the collision to come forward.

Traffic Constable Des Mooney said: “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw a red Toyota pick-up travelling along Sandhutton Lane on Sunday afternoon to get in touch.”

Anyone who can help should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option two – and ask for Des Mooney or Thirsk Road Policing Group. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111.