A MOTORCYCLIST has suffered leg injuries following a crash in Lower Earley and police are appealing for witnesses.

At around 6.50am on Friday (January 10) a man was riding his motorcycle on the Blackboy roundabout onto the Whitley Wood Road in the direction of the M4.

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A small dark vehicle then approached the roundabout, going straight on, causing the motorcyclist to take evasive action.

He fell from his motorcycle and struck a lamppost and suffered muscular injuries to his lower leg.

The car’s make and model is unknown, but is described as a small dark-coloured vehicle.

The motorcyclist, aged 40, needed hospital treatment at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, but was discharged on the same day.

Investigating officer PC Gareth Miles of the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing based at Three Miles Cross, said: “I’m appealing for anybody who witnessed this incident to get in touch with us.

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“I’m particularly keen to speak to anybody who saw the incident and may know the make and model of the car involved to get in touch.

“This is a busy stretch of road, and so I am also asking anybody who was driving in the area and who may have dash-cam footage, please check this and contact us if it has captured the incident.

“You can call the 24-hour non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 43200010061, or alternatively make a report online.”