Dramatic video shows the moment a cyclist was sent flying off his bike in a hit and run.

CCTV footage captures the moment a rider was sent flying over the handlebars of his bike after a car ploughed into the back of him in Hyde, Greater Manchester.

The driver of the blue estate car then reverses in attempt to free the bike from under its wheels as the helpless victim lies stricken in the road.

The man suffered injuries to his leg, arm and back though remarkably they are not said to be serious.

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Officers are now hunting the motorist involved in the incident on St Mary’s Road at around 2:15pm on Saturday which they believe was a ‘deliberate’ attack.

Detective Constable Darren Byrne said: “This was a deliberate, shocking attack against an innocent man, who was lucky to escape more serious injury.

“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.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 9313 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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