A cyclist was left with a broken collar bone after being deliberately hit by a van in Colchester.

Essex Police received a call at 5.10pm yesterday evening (September 24), where it was reported the cyclist, a man in his 40s, had been cycling along St Johns Road at the time of the incident.

As they were doing so, they were involved in a crash with a grey Ford Transit van.

It was reported the cyclist was deliberately struck and sustained a broken collar bone.

Essex Police now need anyone who saw anything or has any CCTV, dashcam or doorbell footage to contact them.

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A spokesman from the force, said: "If you have any information you can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

"Please quote the crime reference number 42/207651/21.

"You can also call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."