A 55-YEAR-OLD cyclist was attacked by a thug who then rode off on his bike.

The victim was on Fleet Lane, Parr at 4am on Sunday, July 5 when he was approached by a man.

The attacker then grabbed the back of his bike, assaulted him and stole the bike.

The cyclist suffered a cut to his face but did not require hospital treatment.

The robber is described as being white and wearing a black and orange jacket, baseball cap, jeans and a grey jumper with hiking boots.

The stolen bike was maroon with a white seat and an X Factor logo.

Anyone who was in the area around Fleet Lane and witnessed anything or thinks they may have captured something on dashcam or CCTV footage is asked to DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 20000392683.