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Cyclist needs surgery after hit-and-run

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: September 22, 2012

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A teenage cyclist has had to undergo surgery for serious internal injuries following a hit-and-run in Devon.

Police were called by ambulance staff after the incident, which happened at about 5.30pm in Ottery St Mary, on September 13.

The 19-year-old rider is thought to have been in collision with a car, near Kings School on the B3174, as he cycled to work at a local pub. The car involved failed to stop.

The cyclist was treated for serious internal injuries and remains in Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

Sergeant Nick Bloomfield, from Devon and Cornwall Police's serious collisions unit, said he was anxious to speak to the owner of a silver car which was believed to have been involved.

He said: "This vehicle was described as being a Renault or possibly a Vauxhall. There will be damage to the near side of this vehicle.

"If any vehicles of this description have been brought in to local garages with accident damage to the near side then the police would be keen to speak to the owner."

Anyone with any further information is asked to contact Sgt Bloomfield on 101, extension 22308.

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