Boy On Bicycle Injured By Vehicle

Police are appealing for information after a child was knocked off his bike in Fourmarks.

At some time between 3pm and 3.15pm on Sunday 17 February an 8-year-old boy was cycling his bike, travelling east, on Winston Rise, near to the junction with Blenheim Close, Fourmarks when he was struck by a vehicle.

He was knocked off his bike and onto the grass verge at the side of the road and was taken to hospital after suffering severe bruising.

PC Chris O'Connor, said: "We are appealing for any witnesses to this incident in which a young boy has been knocked from his bike in a residential street, to come forward.

"The victim, who was left injured and alone by the side of the road, has been extremely shaken by this incident.  He was helped by passing motorists and local residents.

"I would urge anyone with any information about this incident or anyone who thinks they may know who the driver of the vehicle is, to contact police at the earliest opportunity."

Anyone with information should contact PC O'Conner at Fratton Roads Policing Unit on 101 or call Crimestoppers, the charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.