Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Thugs 'Threw Axe' at Cyclist on Loop

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Thugs 'Threw Axe' at Cyclist on Loop

Article excerpt

A GROUP of young thugs ambushed a cyclist.

The rider, who wishes to remain anonymous, was travelling along a section of the on the Fallowfield Loop, where it meets Hyde Road, in Gorton, when he saw the four teenagers ahead.

In a video clip, the four youngsters can be seen dressed in tracksuits with their hoods pulled up and their faces covered.

The cyclist bravely decided to not stop, but instead cycled past the group.

One of the teenagers can be seen launching a weapon towards the cyclist, but fortunately it missed hitting him and fell to the floor. It is thought the weapon may have been a small axe or a hammer.

The four boys can be seen chasing the cyclist, but fortunately he managed to escape uninjured.

The incident took place on Saturday just before 2pm and was reported to police. …

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