Moped Rider Hurt By Rope Tied Across Road

1 June 2011, 15:43 | Updated: 1 June 2011, 16:05

A moped rider's been hurt after riding into a rope which someone had stretched across both lanes of a main road in Portsmouth at neck height.

The rider, a 54-year-old man from Fareham, was heading towards North End on Fratton Road around 1.30am on Wednesday, June 1.

As he went through the traffic lights at the junction with St Mary's Road to continue straight on, he was knocked off his bike. vehicle.

The rider suffered minor injuries: neck pain and cuts to his knees and elbows.

PC Ian Skingsley from Fratton Roads Policing unit said:

"We're appealing for witnesses to what is a fairly unusual occurrence.

"Although it was quite quiet at that time of the morning, a taxi was waiting in the right hand lane at the time to turn onto St Mary's Road.

"We think the driver may have tried to alert the moped rider but unfortunately he didn't realise in time.

"He was very luck to only have sustained what are believed to be minor injuries at this time.

"I'd like to hear from anyone who saw what happened or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area around that time."

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Skingsley at the Fratton Roads Policing unit on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111. Send a message direct to a police officer using our online messaging system here.
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