POLICE are attempting to establish the events which led to a cyclist suffering broken ribs and head injuries after coming off his bike in Poole.

Dorset Police said the injured man had little recollection of what happened and an investigation is ongoing.

Officers received a report of the incident in Oakley Hill, shortly before Canford Main Bridge over the River Stour heading toward Wimborne, at around 3.15pm on Sunday, June 6.

The cyclist, who is aged in his 40s, was taken to hospital with a suspected head injury after coming off his bike.

The force said he received treatment for facial injuries and broken ribs before being discharged from hospital.

Officers are appealing for witnesses of the incident or anyone with information to come forward.

PC Tracey Downer, of the traffic unit, said: “Unfortunately the cyclist has little recollection of the incident and how he came to sustain his injuries so we are carrying out enquiries to establish the circumstances.

“I would urge anyone who witnessed the incident and has not already spoken to police to please contact us. I would also ask that anyone who was driving in the area at the time and has dashcam fitted to their vehicle to please check their footage for anything relevant.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210089661. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call freephone 0800 555 111.