July 27, 2020 4.55 pm This story is over 46 months old

Lincoln hit and run car used for attack found burnt down

Police say the car was used to attack a male cyclist

Police are now investigating a Lincoln hit and run as deliberate assault after a vehicle believed to have been ‘used as a weapon’ was found burnt down.

Lincolnshire Police received reports of a vehicle on fire within the allotments on St Peters Avenue at around 7am on Monday, July 27.

The vehicle is believed to be the gold Peugeot estate car, which was driven by a man and involved in a hit in run on Turner Avenue on Friday, July 24.

After the incident a male cyclist received serious injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Police said on Monday afternoon that the hit and run is now being investigated as GBH level assault. The force believes the vehicle has been used as a weapon.

A 43-year-old man was arrested in connection with this and has since been released on bail.

Police are appealing for any information relating to either the assault or the vehicle fire.

Anyone who was in the area of Turner Avenue at around 6.30pm on July 24, or on St Peters Avenue on Monday morning, is being urged to check their dashcam footage and personal CCTV.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting crime number 20000381159.