CCTV released in bid to find cyclist who broke OAP's hip after pavement cycle row

Bournemouth Echo: CCTV released in bid to find cyclist who broke OAP's hip after pavement cycle row CCTV released in bid to find cyclist who broke OAP's hip after pavement cycle row

POLICE have issued a new plea to find a cyclist who pushed a 77-year-old man to the ground, causing him serious injuries.

The victim suffered a broken hip in the incident, which happened after the elderly man told cyclists not to ride on the pavement.

The incident happened just after 9am on Saturday April 19, outside the George Fry electrical store on the corner of Christchurch Road and Parkwood Road.

Police have issued CCTV pictures of the man they want to talk to.

DC Neil Third, of Bournemouth CID, said: “The victim is now out of hospital following treatment for the serious injury.

“Further enquiries show that only one cyclist was acting on his own and not a group of cyclists, as originally thought.

“The suspect is thought to have cycled away along Christchurch Road, turning right into Wolverton Road after the incident.”

The suspect is a white man who was riding a dark framed mountain bike with a back mudguard. He was wearing a grey rucksack and an olive-green hooded top with a light-coloured logo.

DC Third continued: "I urge people to consider whether this could be a friend, family member or work colleague. I also ask them to think whether they may have seen him on the Saturday morning of the incident.

“I would also like to speak to a man pulling a shopping bag and who was next to the incident as it happened.”

Witnesses should ring Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 19:119, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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4:12pm Tue 29 Apr 14

speedy231278 says...

What is the point of CCTV if the images are so appallingly grainy that this could be just about anyone who doesn't have tanned or black skin? Perhaps instead of wasting millions on the complete junk like dodgy bridges, dodgy surf reefs and unnecessary titivation of random areas, the local councils might like to improve the CCTV in the area so that people like this cannot act with almost complete impunity knowing they will almost certainly just be some fuzzy blob on someone's screen?
What is the point of CCTV if the images are so appallingly grainy that this could be just about anyone who doesn't have tanned or black skin? Perhaps instead of wasting millions on the complete junk like dodgy bridges, dodgy surf reefs and unnecessary titivation of random areas, the local councils might like to improve the CCTV in the area so that people like this cannot act with almost complete impunity knowing they will almost certainly just be some fuzzy blob on someone's screen? speedy231278
  • Score: 35

4:29pm Tue 29 Apr 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

And we are mean't to feel safe ? Not with images like this.Apart from this how much was paid for this below standard investment in community safety.It won't be images like this that will bring the culprit to justice but someone with a conscience.
And we are mean't to feel safe ? Not with images like this.Apart from this how much was paid for this below standard investment in community safety.It won't be images like this that will bring the culprit to justice but someone with a conscience. politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 17

4:45pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Azphreal says...

Good jpb it did not happen near th epolice box as i have noticed that even though it has its own cameras and police stood outside that the cctv outside the KFC is always pointing at the bloody thing. I thought it was supposed to be there for OUR safety not a big metal box.
Good jpb it did not happen near th epolice box as i have noticed that even though it has its own cameras and police stood outside that the cctv outside the KFC is always pointing at the bloody thing. I thought it was supposed to be there for OUR safety not a big metal box. Azphreal
  • Score: 5

4:48pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Townee says...

This could be anyone of the young guys that ride down my road daily or any other road in Bournemouth. It's a good advert for people who are thinking about a life of crime but are scared they will be seen on CCTV.
This could be anyone of the young guys that ride down my road daily or any other road in Bournemouth. It's a good advert for people who are thinking about a life of crime but are scared they will be seen on CCTV. Townee
  • Score: 9

4:52pm Tue 29 Apr 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

Before the Council flush away millions more of our cash on some hair brained surf reef can the towns CCTV made fit for purpose?
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Hope the gentleman recovers quickly but not much chance catching anyone with those pictures.
Before the Council flush away millions more of our cash on some hair brained surf reef can the towns CCTV made fit for purpose? . Hope the gentleman recovers quickly but not much chance catching anyone with those pictures. HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: -5

5:25pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Chukki's uncle says...

If that is from the town cctv scheme, I would be concerned about the lack of quality. But it could be from a shop or somewhere else and sometimes if you have to freeze or focus in on the subject you can distort the image. Lets concentrate on catching the *******
If that is from the town cctv scheme, I would be concerned about the lack of quality. But it could be from a shop or somewhere else and sometimes if you have to freeze or focus in on the subject you can distort the image. Lets concentrate on catching the ******* Chukki's uncle
  • Score: 7

5:34pm Tue 29 Apr 14

vinmaster says...

I wish the old boy well and speedy recovery. Turns out his son is a DCI at Bournemouth and that would explain why Sat morning last weekend 3 officers were stood along the Road from Frys up to Pokesdown waiting for the idiot to return at the same time a week to the day. Not good enough, we have been warning this would happen at our end of the road for months, the PSCO who walks here every day on her way to patrol in Southbourne says it's not her patch and actually walks past cyclists on the pavement. Next one I catch going past my shop is going to get kicked off and we will see what a reversal action does.
I wish the old boy well and speedy recovery. Turns out his son is a DCI at Bournemouth and that would explain why Sat morning last weekend 3 officers were stood along the Road from Frys up to Pokesdown waiting for the idiot to return at the same time a week to the day. Not good enough, we have been warning this would happen at our end of the road for months, the PSCO who walks here every day on her way to patrol in Southbourne says it's not her patch and actually walks past cyclists on the pavement. Next one I catch going past my shop is going to get kicked off and we will see what a reversal action does. vinmaster
  • Score: 9

6:58pm Tue 29 Apr 14

mikeymagic says...

vinmaster wrote:
I wish the old boy well and speedy recovery. Turns out his son is a DCI at Bournemouth and that would explain why Sat morning last weekend 3 officers were stood along the Road from Frys up to Pokesdown waiting for the idiot to return at the same time a week to the day. Not good enough, we have been warning this would happen at our end of the road for months, the PSCO who walks here every day on her way to patrol in Southbourne says it's not her patch and actually walks past cyclists on the pavement. Next one I catch going past my shop is going to get kicked off and we will see what a reversal action does.
Set the dog on him!
[quote][p][bold]vinmaster[/bold] wrote: I wish the old boy well and speedy recovery. Turns out his son is a DCI at Bournemouth and that would explain why Sat morning last weekend 3 officers were stood along the Road from Frys up to Pokesdown waiting for the idiot to return at the same time a week to the day. Not good enough, we have been warning this would happen at our end of the road for months, the PSCO who walks here every day on her way to patrol in Southbourne says it's not her patch and actually walks past cyclists on the pavement. Next one I catch going past my shop is going to get kicked off and we will see what a reversal action does.[/p][/quote]Set the dog on him! mikeymagic
  • Score: 2

7:35pm Tue 29 Apr 14

FMFMFMFM says...

They should check CCTV at pokesdown station and see if he has been there, I had an arguement with a cyclist fitting that description last Aug, all recorded on platform CCTV.
They should check CCTV at pokesdown station and see if he has been there, I had an arguement with a cyclist fitting that description last Aug, all recorded on platform CCTV. FMFMFMFM
  • Score: 4

7:36pm Tue 29 Apr 14

itsneverblackorwhite says...

I see very little point in having CCTV if the images are this poor!
I see very little point in having CCTV if the images are this poor! itsneverblackorwhite
  • Score: 4

8:44pm Tue 29 Apr 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Why don't they use the same cam as the police.cos in a court case that could be any drug dealing New visitor to the incredibly posh Bournemouth
Why don't they use the same cam as the police.cos in a court case that could be any drug dealing New visitor to the incredibly posh Bournemouth kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 1

8:56pm Tue 29 Apr 14

pete woodley says...

FMFMFMFM wrote:
They should check CCTV at pokesdown station and see if he has been there, I had an arguement with a cyclist fitting that description last Aug, all recorded on platform CCTV.
I had one,on pavement, just south of pokesdown ststion last year,but silly man suddenly flew up in the air and fell on his bike,Wonder why.
[quote][p][bold]FMFMFMFM[/bold] wrote: They should check CCTV at pokesdown station and see if he has been there, I had an arguement with a cyclist fitting that description last Aug, all recorded on platform CCTV.[/p][/quote]I had one,on pavement, just south of pokesdown ststion last year,but silly man suddenly flew up in the air and fell on his bike,Wonder why. pete woodley
  • Score: 3

12:04am Wed 30 Apr 14

s-pb2 says...

Suspected all along that this could have been one of the drug runners that use bikes who committed this assault, who you see going down the precinct and down alleyways on their bikes, often with a staffy in tow. Looking at the pictures it looks pretty much like the get up that they wear
Suspected all along that this could have been one of the drug runners that use bikes who committed this assault, who you see going down the precinct and down alleyways on their bikes, often with a staffy in tow. Looking at the pictures it looks pretty much like the get up that they wear s-pb2
  • Score: 0

12:26pm Wed 30 Apr 14

SympatheticSam says...

Typical Cyclists. All they care about is themselves. They deserve to get run over.
Typical Cyclists. All they care about is themselves. They deserve to get run over. SympatheticSam
  • Score: 1

12:54pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Hessenford says...

I think the council need to sack the company who provided the cctv cameras and employ someone decent otherwise they are wasting their money with images like those above.
I think the council need to sack the company who provided the cctv cameras and employ someone decent otherwise they are wasting their money with images like those above. Hessenford
  • Score: 2

6:50pm Wed 30 Apr 14

FMFMFMFM says...

s-pb2 wrote:
Suspected all along that this could have been one of the drug runners that use bikes who committed this assault, who you see going down the precinct and down alleyways on their bikes, often with a staffy in tow. Looking at the pictures it looks pretty much like the get up that they wear
Yup, that;s pretty much what the the SW trains staff said to me, they regularly travel from Pokesdown to New Milton and back apparently.
[quote][p][bold]s-pb2[/bold] wrote: Suspected all along that this could have been one of the drug runners that use bikes who committed this assault, who you see going down the precinct and down alleyways on their bikes, often with a staffy in tow. Looking at the pictures it looks pretty much like the get up that they wear[/p][/quote]Yup, that;s pretty much what the the SW trains staff said to me, they regularly travel from Pokesdown to New Milton and back apparently. FMFMFMFM
  • Score: 0

6:19pm Wed 7 May 14

Yankee1 says...

Profiling is useful.

Any adult male wearing a hoodie should be stopped and searched.

End of.
Profiling is useful. Any adult male wearing a hoodie should be stopped and searched. End of. Yankee1
  • Score: 0

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