POLICE are looking for a driver who failed to stop at the scene of a crash, in Frampton Cotterell, in which a 72-year-old man was flung from his motorbike.

The incident happened just after 8pm on Wednesday, July 23, in Lower Stone Close, Framton Cotterell.

The elderly motorcyclist was forced to swerve in an attempt to avoid the car coming towards him, causing him to come off the bike.

Neighbourhood PC Finbar Simmons said: “We have had a report that a motorcyclist had to swerve to avoid a car coming towards him, coming off his motorbike. Thankfully the gentleman was not injured, but the car hit his motorbike, causing damage.”

The motorcyclist managed to avoid injury, but his bike was left damaged after being struck by the car.

The incident was reported to police the following day, when the fire service alerted officers of a similar car, found burnt out in Box Hedge Lane, in Coalpit Heath.

PC Simmons continued: “We would be very interested to hear from anyone who saw either of the vehicles involved in the collision – a silver Volvo and a black and orange Triumph Trident – in the area around the time of the crash or who may have seen a vehicle being abandoned and set alight.”

Officers have carried out door to door enquiries in the surrounding area and reviewed local CCTV.

Anybody with any information is asked to contact the police on 101 and give the collision report reference of 2014/5019.