Cyclist viciously attacked and robbed of £12,500 bicycle in Waltham Forest

 (Met Police )
(Met Police )

A cyclist was left with several broken bones after thugs attacked him and stole his £12,500 bike in Waltham Forest.

The victim, aged in his 40s, was accosted by a group of males in hoodies as he cycled between the Lea Valley Ice Centre and the Lea Valley Riding Centre at roughly 7.45pm on Tuesday, May 23.

The group pushed him off his bike before another member took it and rode off into the marshes.

One of the other members repeatedly kicked the victim. The victim lost teeth, broke his jaw in two places and also broke his collar bone and scapula.

Detective Helen Cordes, who is leading the investigation, she said: “This incident has left the victim with possible nerve damage and has resulted in him needing a number of surgeries. It is imperative we track down those responsible.

“This area is routinely used by commuters and I would ask any cyclists in the area at the time to share any helmet or body cams footage that may have captured this incident or suspects. I would also ask anyone in the trade to be on the lookout for this bike and anyone attempting to sell such a high-spec bike.”

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information should call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting reference CAD 7178/23MAY.

To remain 100% anonymous please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.