A cyclist has been injured after being deliberately hit by a vehicle in Staines-upon-Thames, in what police are calling a 'shocking and violent attack'.
The incident took place at around 2.30pm on Thursday, 24 July when the victim, a local man in his twenties, was riding his bicycle down Thickthorne Lane.
The victim then became aware of a dark coloured Jeep Cherookee which pursued him down an alleyway before driving directly at the victim and colliding with him.
The vehicle then reversed over the victim and drove away from the scene at high speed.
The cyclist suffered minor injuries to his arms, shoulder and torso as a result of the collision and was taken by ambulance to St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey.
Following the incident Surrey Police detectives and Spelthorne neighbourhood team officers carried out extensive local enquiries, including examining the scene of the collision and carrying out house to house enquiries in the area.
Detective Constable Jack Yearwood, who is leading the investigation, said: "This is clearly a very concerning incident where a young cyclist has been the victim of a shocking and violent attack.
"Fortunately the victim suffered only minor injuries as a result of the incident but he is understandably very shaken by what happened and this attack could easily have resulted in a tragic outcome.
"The incident took place in broad daylight in a busy part of Staines so I feel certain that passing motorists and pedestrians may have seen what happened or where the vehicle went immediately afterwards.
"We have already spoken to a number of people in the community but I remain very keen to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything unusual on Thursday afternoon as any information could prove vital to this on-going investigation.
"This was an isolated incident and I would like to assure the community that we will have additional high visibility patrols in the area over the coming days to keep residents safe and updated.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident or with any information about those responsible should call Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference 45140061919, or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111