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Suffolk Police arrest driver who reportedly ran over London cyclist in hit and run

Man was stopped on the A11 between Newmarket and Thetford this morning

Police in Suffolk have arrested a driver who was being sought by the Metropolitan Police Service for allegedly running over a cyclist in London.

Officers from the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads and Armed Policing Team  said on Twitter that the man had been stopped this morning on the dual carriageway A11 at Barton Mills.

The village in north west Suffolk lies around halfway between Newmarket and Thetford on the A11.

“A vehicle was stopped by RAPT on the A11 at Barton Mills this morning,” police said.

“The driver was wanted by Met Police for a serious assault where it's alleged that he had run over a cyclist.

“The driver has been arrested on suspicion of GBH,” they added.

There was no mention of when the alleged incident in London took place, nor were further details provided of that incident.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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