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Cyclist found at the side of the road outside Magherafelt

Published 07/08/2016

The PSNI is investigating.
The PSNI is investigating.

A 73-year-old cyclist has been found injured at the side of a road near Magherafelt.

Police are appealing for the public's help after the man was found lying on the Shore Road close to the junction of the Oakleigh Road, Ballyronan.

It happened at around 10.30am on Saturday.

Motorists who discovered the man called an ambulance and he was taken to hospital.

Constable Kernohan said: “Later that afternoon police were contacted after medical staff expressed concern that the cyclist’s injuries may suggest he had been struck by a vehicle.

"We are investigating the circumstances that led to the cyclist being found injured and we would like to hear from people who were travelling on the Shore Road yesterday morning.

"The cyclist was wearing a white and black coloured top and cycling shorts. A gun metal grey helmet, black and lime green gloves, silver rimmed glasses and white cycle shoes. If you believe you saw this male or have any information that can help us, please call police in Magherafelt on 101 quoting reference 793 of 06/08/16.”

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