Burnley police sergeant knocked off bike by hit-run driver

A POLICE officer was knocked off his bike as he cycled home from work.

The 53-year-old detective sergeant, who had been working at Burnley police station, was cycling down Brougham Street just after 5pm on Monday when a silver hatchback collided with him.

The man was thrown onto the bonnet and then to the floor.

The vehicle then reversed and drove off down Brougham Street towards Princess Way.

Police believe that the vehicle had been stolen from Fence.

The driver of the car, which had false number plates, left the scene and a passer-by called an ambulance. The cyclist was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital suffering from neck pain and pain in his elbow.

Sergeant Claire Pearson said: “The driver of the car failed to stop at the scene and we need to trace that person.

“If you witnessed this collision and the car driving off then I would ask you to contact police.

“In particular, I would urge the man who witnessed it but left before officers had chance to speak with him, to come forward. We also believe the car in question would have a damaged bonnet.

“If you know of a silver/light coloured vehicle which has sustained a damaged bonnet recently then please get in touch with police.”

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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6:09pm Wed 5 Dec 12

lollyloo says...

The victim in this is my uncle and it sickens me to think who ever the scum bag(s) are that did this to him are out there still and could do it again, thank god he hasn't sustained a serious injury, he has been very lucky in that respect, but get these thieving low lives behind bars where they belong, throw away the ruddy key.
The victim in this is my uncle and it sickens me to think who ever the scum bag(s) are that did this to him are out there still and could do it again, thank god he hasn't sustained a serious injury, he has been very lucky in that respect, but get these thieving low lives behind bars where they belong, throw away the ruddy key. lollyloo

6:23pm Wed 5 Dec 12

George White Bread says...

lollyloo wrote:
The victim in this is my uncle and it sickens me to think who ever the scum bag(s) are that did this to him are out there still and could do it again, thank god he hasn't sustained a serious injury, he has been very lucky in that respect, but get these thieving low lives behind bars where they belong, throw away the ruddy key.
Just look at the area it happened!

I know your uncle he's a very nice guy and I wish him a speedy recovery.
[quote][p][bold]lollyloo[/bold] wrote: The victim in this is my uncle and it sickens me to think who ever the scum bag(s) are that did this to him are out there still and could do it again, thank god he hasn't sustained a serious injury, he has been very lucky in that respect, but get these thieving low lives behind bars where they belong, throw away the ruddy key.[/p][/quote]Just look at the area it happened! I know your uncle he's a very nice guy and I wish him a speedy recovery. George White Bread

6:27pm Wed 5 Dec 12

George White Bread says...

It does however baffle me why the LET feel the need to reveal his job and rank. What relevance is it ?

If he was in any other occupation would the headline be "Brick layer supervisor knocked off bike", or "quantity surveyor knocked off bike"? I think not. I sometimes wonder if the LET just like to invite Police bashing.
It does however baffle me why the LET feel the need to reveal his job and rank. What relevance is it ? If he was in any other occupation would the headline be "Brick layer supervisor knocked off bike", or "quantity surveyor knocked off bike"? I think not. I sometimes wonder if the LET just like to invite Police bashing. George White Bread

8:50pm Wed 5 Dec 12

brian jones says...

Bad news, but unnecessary to reveal his job title. Makes the story more emotive, of course. You'd have done the same if it had been a nurse or a teacher. "Greengrocer/mechani
c/secretary knocked off bike" doesn't quite give rise to the same emotions, does it?
Bad news, but unnecessary to reveal his job title. Makes the story more emotive, of course. You'd have done the same if it had been a nurse or a teacher. "Greengrocer/mechani c/secretary knocked off bike" doesn't quite give rise to the same emotions, does it? brian jones

12:06am Thu 6 Dec 12

jellybiff says...

The victim in this is my uncle and it sickens me to think who ever the scum bag(s) are that did this to him are out there still and could do it again, thank god he hasn't sustained a serious injury, he has been very lucky in that respect, but get these thieving low lives behind bars where they belong, throw away the ruddy key.
A tad over the top hahahahahaha.
The victim in this is my uncle and it sickens me to think who ever the scum bag(s) are that did this to him are out there still and could do it again, thank god he hasn't sustained a serious injury, he has been very lucky in that respect, but get these thieving low lives behind bars where they belong, throw away the ruddy key. A tad over the top hahahahahaha. jellybiff

8:31am Thu 6 Dec 12

bikerjohn_uk says...

George White Bread wrote:
It does however baffle me why the LET feel the need to reveal his job and rank. What relevance is it ?

If he was in any other occupation would the headline be "Brick layer supervisor knocked off bike", or "quantity surveyor knocked off bike"? I think not. I sometimes wonder if the LET just like to invite Police bashing.
Quite, they're happy to do that but because it's in Brougham Street they decline to reveal the ethnicity of the suspects or the witness. If you read the report of the same incident in the Burnley Express, it clearly states that all were Asian. No surprises there then that the suspects made off and the only witness to the incident had disappeared before the feds arrived. How very community spirited of them.
[quote][p][bold]George White Bread[/bold] wrote: It does however baffle me why the LET feel the need to reveal his job and rank. What relevance is it ? If he was in any other occupation would the headline be "Brick layer supervisor knocked off bike", or "quantity surveyor knocked off bike"? I think not. I sometimes wonder if the LET just like to invite Police bashing.[/p][/quote]Quite, they're happy to do that but because it's in Brougham Street they decline to reveal the ethnicity of the suspects or the witness. If you read the report of the same incident in the Burnley Express, it clearly states that all were Asian. No surprises there then that the suspects made off and the only witness to the incident had disappeared before the feds arrived. How very community spirited of them. bikerjohn_uk

9:12am Thu 6 Dec 12

George White Bread says...

jellybiff wrote:
The victim in this is my uncle and it sickens me to think who ever the scum bag(s) are that did this to him are out there still and could do it again, thank god he hasn't sustained a serious injury, he has been very lucky in that respect, but get these thieving low lives behind bars where they belong, throw away the ruddy key.
A tad over the top hahahahahaha.
Glad you find this funny you massive d1ckhead.
[quote][p][bold]jellybiff[/bold] wrote: The victim in this is my uncle and it sickens me to think who ever the scum bag(s) are that did this to him are out there still and could do it again, thank god he hasn't sustained a serious injury, he has been very lucky in that respect, but get these thieving low lives behind bars where they belong, throw away the ruddy key. A tad over the top hahahahahaha.[/p][/quote]Glad you find this funny you massive d1ckhead. George White Bread

2:16pm Thu 6 Dec 12

Davelyn says...

Hit and run crime is rife in this part of Lancashire. Maybe now the police will take this crime a little more seriously.
Hit and run crime is rife in this part of Lancashire. Maybe now the police will take this crime a little more seriously. Davelyn

3:10pm Thu 6 Dec 12

smuggers says...

Just glad he's ok...I was knocked off my bike in Accrington, by an hit and run driver..How a human being could leave the scene of an accident is beyond me..Luckily I noticed the car that hit me, was a taxi..So after being treated in hospital I visited all the local taxi ranks and noticed the car, along with scratches from hitting me..Far as I know this man was just sent on some kind of driving course..I bet that taught him a lesson..Not!!
Just glad he's ok...I was knocked off my bike in Accrington, by an hit and run driver..How a human being could leave the scene of an accident is beyond me..Luckily I noticed the car that hit me, was a taxi..So after being treated in hospital I visited all the local taxi ranks and noticed the car, along with scratches from hitting me..Far as I know this man was just sent on some kind of driving course..I bet that taught him a lesson..Not!! smuggers

3:33pm Thu 6 Dec 12

George White Bread says...

Davelyn wrote:
Hit and run crime is rife in this part of Lancashire. Maybe now the police will take this crime a little more seriously.
How do you know they aren't taking it seriously now?
[quote][p][bold]Davelyn[/bold] wrote: Hit and run crime is rife in this part of Lancashire. Maybe now the police will take this crime a little more seriously.[/p][/quote]How do you know they aren't taking it seriously now? George White Bread

4:35pm Thu 6 Dec 12

BURNLEYITE39 says...

why didnt it make the paper when i was knocked off my bike by a car that literally flattened my back wheel? OH COS IM NOT A COPPER,they DIDNT even wanna know bout it at the police station !!!!!!!!
why didnt it make the paper when i was knocked off my bike by a car that literally flattened my back wheel? OH COS IM NOT A COPPER,they DIDNT even wanna know bout it at the police station !!!!!!!! BURNLEYITE39

5:04pm Thu 6 Dec 12

George White Bread says...

BURNLEYITE39 wrote:
why didnt it make the paper when i was knocked off my bike by a car that literally flattened my back wheel? OH COS IM NOT A COPPER,they DIDNT even wanna know bout it at the police station !!!!!!!!
Is your beef at the fact that your incident didn't make the papers or that the Police didn't investigate it to your satisfaction?
[quote][p][bold]BURNLEYITE39[/bold] wrote: why didnt it make the paper when i was knocked off my bike by a car that literally flattened my back wheel? OH COS IM NOT A COPPER,they DIDNT even wanna know bout it at the police station !!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Is your beef at the fact that your incident didn't make the papers or that the Police didn't investigate it to your satisfaction? George White Bread

12:56pm Fri 7 Dec 12

BURNLEYITE39 says...

neither,just stating a point
neither,just stating a point BURNLEYITE39

12:59pm Fri 7 Dec 12

BURNLEYITE39 says...

n to my satisfaction is a massive LOL,cos they didnt even take notes of the person who drove up the back wheel of my back,ending up in my back wheel bein squashed but they dint wanna know dint the coppers,said "sort it out with the person who did it",cos i knew the person, then drove off !!!!!!!!!!!!
n to my satisfaction is a massive LOL,cos they didnt even take notes of the person who drove up the back wheel of my back,ending up in my back wheel bein squashed but they dint wanna know dint the coppers,said "sort it out with the person who did it",cos i knew the person, then drove off !!!!!!!!!!!! BURNLEYITE39

3:30pm Fri 7 Dec 12

George White Bread says...

BURNLEYITE39 wrote:
n to my satisfaction is a massive LOL,cos they didnt even take notes of the person who drove up the back wheel of my back,ending up in my back wheel bein squashed but they dint wanna know dint the coppers,said "sort it out with the person who did it",cos i knew the person, then drove off !!!!!!!!!!!!
Did you or anybody get the offending vehicles registration number? If not there really isn't a lot they could do to be fair, just one of those bum deals that life deals you from time to time I'm afraid.
[quote][p][bold]BURNLEYITE39[/bold] wrote: n to my satisfaction is a massive LOL,cos they didnt even take notes of the person who drove up the back wheel of my back,ending up in my back wheel bein squashed but they dint wanna know dint the coppers,said "sort it out with the person who did it",cos i knew the person, then drove off !!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Did you or anybody get the offending vehicles registration number? If not there really isn't a lot they could do to be fair, just one of those bum deals that life deals you from time to time I'm afraid. George White Bread

4:15pm Fri 7 Dec 12

BURNLEYITE39 says...

yes i KNEW the person n as i said the coppers wernt interested
yes i KNEW the person n as i said the coppers wernt interested BURNLEYITE39

4:34pm Fri 7 Dec 12

bikerjohn_uk says...

BURNLEYITE39 wrote:
n to my satisfaction is a massive LOL,cos they didnt even take notes of the person who drove up the back wheel of my back,ending up in my back wheel bein squashed but they dint wanna know dint the coppers,said "sort it out with the person who did it",cos i knew the person, then drove off !!!!!!!!!!!!
To be fair, if you talk like you write, they probably couldn't understand what the hell you were talking about...
[quote][p][bold]BURNLEYITE39[/bold] wrote: n to my satisfaction is a massive LOL,cos they didnt even take notes of the person who drove up the back wheel of my back,ending up in my back wheel bein squashed but they dint wanna know dint the coppers,said "sort it out with the person who did it",cos i knew the person, then drove off !!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]To be fair, if you talk like you write, they probably couldn't understand what the hell you were talking about... bikerjohn_uk

5:13pm Fri 7 Dec 12

George White Bread says...

BURNLEYITE39 wrote:
yes i KNEW the person n as i said the coppers wernt interested
I'm struggling to believe that occurred the way you have described it, Police officers are duty bound to investigate fail to stop road traffic collisions, if they have done absolutely nothing, not even spoken to the driver then you should be making a complaint to the duty Sergeant and if necessary the independent Police complaints commission. if they have made enquiries and determined that there is insufficient evidence to support a successful prosecution then I'm afraid
you're just going to have to accept it
my friend.
[quote][p][bold]BURNLEYITE39[/bold] wrote: yes i KNEW the person n as i said the coppers wernt interested[/p][/quote]I'm struggling to believe that occurred the way you have described it, Police officers are duty bound to investigate fail to stop road traffic collisions, if they have done absolutely nothing, not even spoken to the driver then you should be making a complaint to the duty Sergeant and if necessary the independent Police complaints commission. if they have made enquiries and determined that there is insufficient evidence to support a successful prosecution then I'm afraid you're just going to have to accept it my friend. George White Bread

6:22pm Sat 8 Dec 12

BURNLEYITE39 says...

George White Bread wrote:
BURNLEYITE39 wrote:
yes i KNEW the person n as i said the coppers wernt interested
I'm struggling to believe that occurred the way you have described it, Police officers are duty bound to investigate fail to stop road traffic collisions, if they have done absolutely nothing, not even spoken to the driver then you should be making a complaint to the duty Sergeant and if necessary the independent Police complaints commission. if they have made enquiries and determined that there is insufficient evidence to support a successful prosecution then I'm afraid
you're just going to have to accept it
my friend.
i can 100% ASSURE u it happened as i said it did n like i said they wasn`t interested,most probs cos i was disliked by the coppers due to bein young and avin a crim record..BUT THIS DOES NOT GIVE THEM THE RIGHT TO PICK N CHOOSE who they do there PROPER job for,n im going back probs 20 yeaRS LOLLLLLLL,but its the fact of the matter..
[quote][p][bold]George White Bread[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BURNLEYITE39[/bold] wrote: yes i KNEW the person n as i said the coppers wernt interested[/p][/quote]I'm struggling to believe that occurred the way you have described it, Police officers are duty bound to investigate fail to stop road traffic collisions, if they have done absolutely nothing, not even spoken to the driver then you should be making a complaint to the duty Sergeant and if necessary the independent Police complaints commission. if they have made enquiries and determined that there is insufficient evidence to support a successful prosecution then I'm afraid you're just going to have to accept it my friend.[/p][/quote]i can 100% ASSURE u it happened as i said it did n like i said they wasn`t interested,most probs cos i was disliked by the coppers due to bein young and avin a crim record..BUT THIS DOES NOT GIVE THEM THE RIGHT TO PICK N CHOOSE who they do there PROPER job for,n im going back probs 20 yeaRS LOLLLLLLL,but its the fact of the matter.. BURNLEYITE39

6:26pm Sat 8 Dec 12

BURNLEYITE39 says...

bikerjohn_uk wrote:
BURNLEYITE39 wrote:
n to my satisfaction is a massive LOL,cos they didnt even take notes of the person who drove up the back wheel of my back,ending up in my back wheel bein squashed but they dint wanna know dint the coppers,said "sort it out with the person who did it",cos i knew the person, then drove off !!!!!!!!!!!!
To be fair, if you talk like you write, they probably couldn't understand what the hell you were talking about...
y bcos i dont punctuation,get a grip or is it that ur an old person n need summat to moan about, but u do remind me of that bastaburnian person who used to just dig at ppls comments GET A LIFE.OTHERS SEEM TO READ IT RIGHT,PERHAPS ITS "YOU" WHO NEEDS SUM LESSONS ON READING :o)
[quote][p][bold]bikerjohn_uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BURNLEYITE39[/bold] wrote: n to my satisfaction is a massive LOL,cos they didnt even take notes of the person who drove up the back wheel of my back,ending up in my back wheel bein squashed but they dint wanna know dint the coppers,said "sort it out with the person who did it",cos i knew the person, then drove off !!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]To be fair, if you talk like you write, they probably couldn't understand what the hell you were talking about...[/p][/quote]y bcos i dont punctuation,get a grip or is it that ur an old person n need summat to moan about, but u do remind me of that bastaburnian person who used to just dig at ppls comments GET A LIFE.OTHERS SEEM TO READ IT RIGHT,PERHAPS ITS "YOU" WHO NEEDS SUM LESSONS ON READING :o) BURNLEYITE39

4:46pm Mon 10 Dec 12

BURNLEYITE39 says...

jellybiff wrote:
Police officers are duty bound to investigate fail to stop road traffic collisions, if they have done absolutely nothing, not even spoken to the driver then you should be making a complaint to the duty Sergeant and if necessary the independent Police complaints commission.
lol this person lives on a different planet surely he doeasn't believe the cr@p he posts hahahaha
aimed at who??????
[quote][p][bold]jellybiff[/bold] wrote: Police officers are duty bound to investigate fail to stop road traffic collisions, if they have done absolutely nothing, not even spoken to the driver then you should be making a complaint to the duty Sergeant and if necessary the independent Police complaints commission. lol this person lives on a different planet surely he doeasn't believe the cr@p he posts hahahaha[/p][/quote]aimed at who?????? BURNLEYITE39

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