POLICE appealing for witnesses and information about an incident which left a cyclist with a broken wrist and a car driver who made off from the scene.

It happened at around 7.15pm on Saturday, February 2,when a 20-year-old man was cycling along the A1079 Hull Road heading out of York.

As he approached the traffic lights at the junction of Tang Hall Lane, a dark coloured “old-style” car pulled out in front of him causing him to apply the brakes sharply.

As a result he has thrown over the handlebars and suffered a broken wrist when he hit the road. He later had to undergo surgery at York Hospital.

The driver of the offending vehicle did not stop and continued down Tang Hall Lane. Police enquiries are continuing, including checking CCTV in the area.

PC Hannah Dearden said: “It appears that the driver of the car was at fault as the victim on the bicycle had the right of way.

“When the car pulled out the victim had to brake aggressively to avoid being hit be the car, which resulted in a broken wrist that is still in a cast.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101, select option two, and ask for Hannah Dearden or email hannah.dearden@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk