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Manhunt as pedestrian fights for her life after electric cyclist hit-and-run

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A pedestrian is fighting for her life after being knocked down by a cyclist on an electric bike who fled the scene.

The woman, believed to be in her 50s, was crossing Kingsland High Street in Dalston, east London, just after 5pm on Tuesday when she was hit.

Scotland Yard said the male cyclist stopped after falling off his bike but then sped off.

Police and paramedics were called and an air ambulance took the woman to hospital.

She remains in a life-threatening condition and officers are working to find her family.

The bicycle, a specialized electric-assisted mountain bike, was later found dumped in Approach Close in Stoke Newington, north east London.

Detectives have made no arrests and are asking for the public’s help to find the man.

Detective Constable Darren Case said: “This is a shocking incident as it appears the cyclist involved did not stop to assist the victim or contact the emergency services, instead making off.

“We need to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time. Did you see the cyclist before, during or after the collision?

“Maybe you are in possession of dash cam footage or filmed the cyclist on your mobile phone as he made off. If you did, it is vital that you make contact with us.

“We are also appealing directly to the cyclist along with his friends and family who may know of his whereabouts – the pedestrian has suffered life-threatening injuries as a result of this collision and it is important that you do the right thing and make contact with police.”

:: Anyone with information is asked to contact the Serious Collisions Investigation Unit at Chadwell Heath on 020 8597 4874 or call 101 quoting CAD 5837/28 August.

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