A BMW “fled” after knocking down a cyclist in Thatcham, according to an injured man.

The car hit Jason Tillen, 50, “clean off his bike” on January 7 as it turned onto Bath Road from Bourne Road at 7.50am, before speeding off, he said.

Nearby residents rushed to help him after he sustained a bruised arm and knee, but Mr Tillen, from Thatcham, said it could have been much worse.

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“You are a coward and a danger to the road, this could have been a lot more serious and yet you decided to flee the scene and not even check if I was ok,” he said.

He continued: “Whilst I was sparked out on the floor they reversed and wheel spun up the A4 towards Newbury, unfortunately I did not have time to see the registration plate.”

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Police confirmed a collision occurred but not whether it was a ‘hit-and-run’.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with any information or dash-cam footage of the incident can call 101, quoting reference number 43220009904.