Thief robbed cyclist of his bike

POLICE are hunting a thief who pushed a teen cyclist then rode off on his bike.

The 14-year-old victim was riding with a friend on Bradford Road in Brighouse on Sunday afternoon when the pair stopped at a shop.

Two men, also on bikes, rode past them and one shouted “nice bike”.

The victim and his friend then set off and were cycling down a snicket towards St Andrew’s School on Waterloo Road when they realised the two men were following them.

One came up alongside the victim from behind and said “I want your bike”. He then pushed the teen, causing him to fall off, and then rode off on the victim’s bike, leaving his own behind.

He and the other man rode off on Waterloo Road towards Bradford Road.

The bike that was stolen was a black and orange GB 21-gear mountain bike.

The man who took the bike was white, 6ft tall, aged 19 to 20 and thin with a spotty face. He had a brown mohican and was wearing a blue jacket and dark hoodie. The man was white was white, 5ft 7ins tall, and about 15. He was of a heavier build with short hair and wearing a dark jacket.

Anyone who witnessed the robbery at 3.55pm on Sunday call police on 01422 337085