Police Hunt 'Good Samaritan'

8 July 2014, 18:16

Police are trying to find a man who pretended to help a motorbiker after a crash in west London but actually stole £40 in his pocket.

The biker was hurt in a crash outside a Lidl supermarket in Hayes at 5.10pm on Saturday 7 June 2014. 

The man pictured presented himself as a 'good Samaritan' after he witnessed the collision involving a blue Triumph Bonneville motorcycle and silver Audi, resulting in the motorcyclist falling to the ground with severe leg injuries.

The 51-year-old male motorcyclist was laying on the road, bleeding heavily, when the man caught on camera rushed in to help with first aid. Once police arrived at the scene the man left immediately. Shortly afterwards the injured man realised that his money - £40 in cash that had been in his pocket - had been stolen.

Paramedics from the London Ambulance Service attended and treated the injured motorcyclist at the scene. He was taken to a west London hospital where he received treatment. He has since been discharged.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned black man, of slim build and in his 30s. He was wearing a baseball cap backwards, tan coloured shorts and an orange patterned shirt. He is also described as having a strong West Indian accent.

PC Raj Patara, from Hillingdon police, said: "We appeal to anyone who may know the identity of this man who robbed a badly injured victim while he was in a state of shock and bleeding heavily. Do you recognise him?

"We know that a small crowd gathered at the scene and further witness mobile phone recordings may have been taken. We are keen to trace any new pieces of evidence. Where you there? Did take a recording?"

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 020 8246 1486 or if you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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