Cyclist knocked off bike by caravan or boat in Studland hit-and-run

A CYCLIST was knocked off his bike by a boat or caravan being towed on a Purbeck road.

Police are probing the incident, which happened at around 12.15pm on Tuesday, June 13, in Ferry Road, Studland, near to the chain ferry.

The collision involved a white or cream-coloured Mini that was believed to have been towing a boat or small caravan, police said.

“The cyclist – a man in his 30s – was struck by the item that was being towed, causing him to fall from his bike. He did not suffer any serious injuries,” Dorset Police spokesperson said.

“It was reported that the Mini failed to stop at the scene.”

PC Rob Cook said: “We are continuing to make enquiries into this incident and are keen to identify the driver of the Mini involved so we can take their account.

“I would also like to speak to any witnesses or motorists who may have captured anything of relevance on dashcam footage.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230095858. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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