A CYCLIST who was seriously injured in a crash has been reunited with his bike, thanks to a Good Samaritan who helped at the scene.

The crash, which involved a Mini Cooper and the cyclist, happened at around 6.30pm on Thursday, May 18, on an unnamed road between Bulbarrow Hill and Winterborne Houghton, near Blandford.

The male cyclist, aged in his 40s, collided with the car that had pulled over to the side of the road, throwing him to the ground.

He suffered severe injuries to his face that required surgery.

A Good Samaritan stopped before the arrival of police and ambulance and took the injured cyclist’s bike to his house for storage until he was released from hospital. The cyclist took down their details but unfortunately lost them while in hospital.

Police Constable Matt Weldon, of North Dorset police, said: "Following our earlier public appeal, I am pleased to say the Good Samaritan has come forward and the bicycle has been returned to the injured man.”