Cyclist in hospital with serious injuries following robbery in city centre
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Update, 28 July: Man arrested in connection with robbery
A 21-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday (25 July) on suspicion of robbery.
He was interviewed by officers and subsequently released on police bail while enquiries continue.
The victim, a man in his 20s, has been released from hospital.
Any one with information should still contact police.
Police are investigating a robbery and assault in Leicester city centre last Friday night (21 July) which left a cyclist in hospital with serious injuries.
As part of enquiries, detectives are appealing for witnesses.
The incident happened at 6.30pm on Friday 21 July, in Belgrave Gate, Leicester.
The cyclist, a man in his 20s, left his e-bike locked up outside of the Haymarket Bus Station. He returned to find a group of men attempting to steal it.
He approached the men, who then badly assaulted him before leaving the scene with the bike.
The victim was taken to hospital where he currently remains. He has suffered injuries to his ribs as well as a punctured lung.
Detective Constable Neil Rawlings is the officer investigating the incident.
He said: “A man remains in hospital with significant injuries following a serious assault and robbery.
“Despite the arrest, I'm still looking to speak to anyone who was in the area and witnessed the incident. It happened in a busy area of the city centre at 6.30pm on a Friday evening so I know there would have been lots of people around.
“If you have information that could help with our investigation – please come forward.”
You can call police on 101 or report online at www.leics.police.uk, quoting crime reference number 23*451858