Cyclist arrested after accident in Bognor Regis town centre

A BOGNOR Regis cyclist has been bailed by police until May 18 after a pensioner suffered a broken hip in a collision.

The 52-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in charge of a pedal cycle and grevious bodily harm.

He was released while detectives make further inquiries into the accident with a woman, aged 72, also from Bognor.

It happened in Sudley Road, Bognor, about 2pm on Wednesday, April 4.

A member of the public saw the collision and alerted the emergency services while following the cyclist into nearby Hotham Park and returning him to the scene until the police arrived.

A Sussex Police spokeswoman said: “This was an unfortunate incident for the elderly woman - who has suffered a painful fracture - but, thankfully, remains in a stable condition.

“I would like to thank the member of the public who helped the injured woman and showed great initiative by following the cyclist into a nearby park and persuading him to return to the scene.

“We would like to hear from anyone else who witnessed the incident or saw a man wearing a black jacket and riding a bicycle along Sudley Road shorty before the collision.”

They should call 101 and quote serial 789 of 4/4.