70-year-old woman injured in incident involving stolen motorbike

Avon & Somerset Police are appealing for help in identifying the driver and passenger of a motorbike involved in an incident in which a 70-year-old woman broke her hip.

The stolen bicycle driven by one of the men the police want to speak to | Image © Avon and Somerset Police

It happened in Keynsham around 2.30pm on Saturday March 26.

As neighborhood officers were patrolling in response to reports of anti-social use of motorcycles in the Cedar Drive area, they spotted one of the vehicles.

They saw the motorcyclist turn into Holly Walk and climb onto the sidewalk in order to leave the dead end via a path.

A woman in her late 70s was on the sidewalk and was pushed to the ground. The police immediately came to his aid, called an ambulance and then visited him in the hospital.

The couple on motorbikes fled along the path to The Ronces and Abbots Wood.

The incident is being treated as an assault causing serious bodily harm, as the woman said she was pushed by the passenger passenger.

The motorcycle, a red Honda VFR, had been stolen from Berkeley Square, Bristol, at around 1.45pm the same day.

He was found abandoned in Common Road, Hanham on Thursday March 31 and seized by police.

Officers conducted house-to-house surveys in the areas around Cedar Drive, Holly Walk and The Brambles.

Witnesses said two teenagers were seen riding a red motorbike through the area in an antisocial manner. They were in turn pilot or passenger.

One wore a balaclava and black clothing, while the other wore a gray tracksuit and black helmet.

The image provided was captured shortly before the incident at Holly Walk and shows a person on the motorbike.

If you have any information about who was riding the motorcycle, if you saw it abandoned on Common Road, or if you have any dash cam, CCTV, or smart doorbell footage that could help the police investigation, call 101 and give the reference 5222075368.

The same applies if you have any information or images related to the theft of the motorcycle in Berkeley Square, but give the reference 5222071835.

You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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