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Police are appealing for witnesses after a mountain bike was thrown from a bridge in Burntwood. The incident, which took place at around 10.45pm on August 30 on the A5190 Burntwood Bypass, caused a black Skoda Octavia to crash into a lamp-post. The vehicle was travelling along the bypass from the direction of the A5 towards Chasewater Light Railway when the bike was thrown into its path from the bridge. The Skoda swerved to avoid the bike and collided with a lamp post. The couple in the car, a man and a woman from Burntwood aged in their 50s, suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene. Officers are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or knows anything about the cycle – a grey and silver Saracen mountain bike – or its owner. Inspector Kevin Mulligan, Burntwood neighbourhood policing unit commander, said:
“This was a very unusual, mindless crime that could have had much more serious consequences. I would urge anyone who saw it, or knows who the offender might be, to contact us immediately.”
Anyone with information can ring Staffordshire Police on 0300 123 4455, quoting incident no. 865 of 30 August, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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