Driver deliberately slams into cyclist in Manchester (video)

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Shocking video has emerged of a driver intentionally hitting a cyclist in Manchester.

Police are investigating after the driver appeared to deliberately slam into a cyclist in the Hyde area of Manchester on Saturday afternoon.

The scene was caught on camera, and the victim can be seen being thrown to the ground after a blue estate car slams into the back of him.

The car then reversed before speeding over the bike as it made its getaway.

Detective Constable Darren Byrne told the Metro: 'This was a deliberate, shocking act against an innocent man, who was lucky to escape more serious injury."

According to The Sun, he added: "We are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the incident, or perhaps even the car in question, which in this case was used as a weapon by the offender.

"We hope that this appeal and the CCTV footage of the event will jog someone's memory and help us track down the perpetrator of this seemingly random attack."

According to the YouTube description, the cyclist suffered injuries to his leg, arm and back in the crash on St Mary's Road, while the bike was extensively damaged.

The driver was a white man who was wearing a baseball cap.

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 9313.

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