A cyclist suffered cuts and bruises when he was knocked to the ground after a collision with a car.

Police are appealing for information about the incident in which a dark blue Audi A4 failed to stop.

The 34-year-old male cyclist was riding along Catcote Road, in Hartlepool, in the direction of the Fens estate from Brierton Lane at around 12.15pm yesterday (Wednesday, February 19).

The car, which was heading in the same direction, collided with the cyclist as they approached the junction of Dalkeith Road and then drove off.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Matthew Kenning from Cleveland Police on the non-emergency 101 number, quoting event number 27671.

PET RESCUE: The annual general meeting of Saltburn Animal Rescue Association, followed by its normal monthly meeting, will be held on Wednesday, March 5, at 7.30pm at the TocH premises, Albion Terrace, Saltburn. For more details about the group which has an animal sanctuary at Foxrush Farm, Redcar, visit s-a-r-a.org.uk.

NORMANBY HISTORY: Six new booklets featuring various aspects of Normanby’s past will be available to buy when its local history group meets on Wednesday, February 26, at 1.30pm in the Methodist Church on Cleveland Street, Normanby, between Middlesbrough and Redcar.

BLUES NIGHT: Female guitarist Chantel McGregor is heading to Middlesbrough for an evening of blues music on Saturday, Saturday, March 22, at Marton Country Club. She will be supported at the gig by Blue Swamp and Harry Manx. Advance tickets costs £15 including a set bar meal. To book call 01642-317141 or visit martonhotel.co.uk/party-nights.

CANCER SUPPORT: The next meeting of the Prostate Cancer Support Group will be held on Monday at the Blue Bell Hotel, Acklam, Middlesbrough, starting at 6.30pm. The speaker will be Heather McLean from the Holistic Centre at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. The meeting offers information on treatment and care. New members are welcome. For details call 01642-651280 or 01287-625686.