Yorkshire man rushed to hospital after mountain bike trail assault

Alan Cummings
Alan Cummings -Credit:WYP

A man was rushed to hospital after he was brutally assaulted in Cropton, Pickering. He received a broken nose, a fractured eye socket, a haematoma under one eye, a fractured cheek bone, marks on his forehead and sore ribs.

Three men were riding mountain bikes near Cropton Forest when a confrontation took place with the victim at about 3pm, on Saturday, April 20. The victim, local resident Alan Cummings, was punched in the head and face by one of the men.

The man who assaulted the victim is described as white, aged in his late 40s or 50, about 5ft 6ins tall, of muscular build with broad shoulders, with a bit of a ginger beard, and possibly tattoos. He was wearing bright-coloured designer mountain bike gear and was riding a yellow bike.

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Another of the men was also white, aged over 50 years old, 6ft tall and wearing mountain bike gear including a tight blue waterproof mountain bike coat, long trousers and gloves.

The other man is described as younger than the other two. He was white, aged in his 30s, around 6ft tall, of slim build, with dark hair. He was wearing glasses, ¾-length shorts and other mountain bike gear including a black helmet. His bike was dark in colour.

The victim received treatment at York Hospital. Police are urgently asking people to come forward if they recognise the three men from their descriptions, or you were in the Pickering area that day and may have seen them elsewhere.

Anyone with information is asked to email craig.hardcastle@northyorkshire.police.uk, or call 101 and ask for Craig Hardcastle. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers via their website or 0800 555 111. Quote reference number 12240068960.