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Cyclist injured, Bideford


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Police are investigating an incident after a 21-year-old man was found unconscious by a passing member of the public in Abbotsham yesterday [Tuesday 7 November].

Officers were notified at around 9.25pm to an injured cyclist who was found on the A39 near to the Abbotsham Cross roundabout in Abbotsham, Bideford.

The cyclist was airlifted to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth with life-changing injuries.

PS Andrew Lear said: “It is yet to be established as to how the cyclist came to be injured. He could have been knocked off by an unknown car or he could have fallen off his bike.

“We are seeking the public’s assistance to establish the facts surrounding how this man came to be knocked unconscious.

“Anyone who has any information with regards to this incident are asked to contact police via or call on 101 quoting log number 757 07/11/17.”

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