Essex Police: 63-year-old man injured in Braintree

POLICE are appealing for information after a pedestrian was knocked down by a pedal cyclist in Braintree.

It happened at around 9pm on Friday, September 23, on a footpath between St John’s Avenue and Rifle Hill.

The 63-year-old male pedestrian, from Braintree, was knocked to the ground as a result of the collision. He was taken by ambulance to Chelmsford’s Broomfield Hospital and was later transferred to Queen’s Hospital in Romford where he is receiving treatment for a serious neck injury.

The cyclist is believed to be a teenage boy who may have been wearing a white hooded top. Officers are aware there may have been other people in the area at the time and want to hear from them.

Anyone with information should contact police at the central road policing unit on 0300 333 4444 or 101.