Clydebank cyclist left unconscious after assault by bike riders in balaclavas

The incident happened in the Dumbarton Road area of Clydebank
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A cyclist was left unconscious following a broad daylight assault in Clydebank.

On Wednesday, June 5, a 54-year-old cyclist accidentally collided with two male youths on off-road dirt bikes who were wearing balaclavas. The incident happened on Dumbarton Road in Clydebank at around 4.45pm.

The two young attackers then assaulted the man before making off, leaving him unconscious.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and the victim was taken to hospital by an ambulance.

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Officers are now appealing to the public for information as their enquiries continue. It comes amid public concerns around the use of off-road dirt bikes and e-bikes in the area.

Chief Inspector Kirsten McLatchie said: “Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances and we are appealing to anyone who witnessed what happened to please get in touch.

“We are aware of public concern around the use of off-road and e-bikes in the area and it is vital that we speak to members of the pubic with any information which could help us tackle this issue effectively.

“We would urge anyone who sees these bikes being driven in a dangerous manner in a public place to take note of the location, description of the rider, type of bike and anything else notable and pass this onto officers. This information is crucial and enables us to alert our partners and attempt to identify those involved.

“Anyone with information regarding this incident or the illegal use of these bikes in the area is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 2726 of Wednesday, 5 June, 2024. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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