Police Try To Solve Mystery Of Injured Cyclist
Police in Gosport are appealing for witnesses, and anyone who can provide information, after a 66-year-old man suffered serious injuries on his way home from the Jolly Roger pub in Priory Road on Friday, August 6.
The man rode his bike home at approximately midnight. It was during this ride that he sustained a fractured skull, a broken collar bone and five broken ribs down his right side.
The man made it home that evening and went to bed, but when he woke the next day he found he was in considerable pain and contacted the NHS. He was taken to Queen Alexandra hospital, where the extent of his injuries were discovered. He is now in intensive care in a serious but stable condition.
Detective Constable Sandra Peet said:
"At this time, we do not know whether this man came about these injuries as a result of an accident - possibly falling from his bicycle - or if he was assaulted while riding home. His route would have taken him over the Millenium Bridge and possibly down Mumby Road. He is unable to provide us with any more information, probably due to the head injury he sustained, but someone may have seen him at these locations.
"We would like to hear from anyone who has information about how he came to sustain these injuries. In particular, we would like to speak to two men on bicycles - one bike was green - who approached police officers on duty in the town centre near Scruples nightclub at about 11.45pm. They stated that they had seen a man lying unconcious in Weevil Lane, though a search was conducted with no trace. They might have valuable information and should come forward if they recognise themselves as being the witnesses in question."
Anyone with information should contact Gosport CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.