Christchurch man deliberately rammed off his bike by car

Shane Livesley was knocked off his bike early on New Year's Day.
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Shane Livesley was knocked off his bike early on New Year's Day.

Shane Livesley just wanted to get an early morning pie with his mates, but a stranger in a car had different ideas.

Livesley was riding a friend's bike on Prestons Rd in north Christchurch, alongside two of his friends who were on foot, at about 1.40am on Sunday.

A silver or white station wagon pulled up next to the trio, reversed down the road, then drove up on to the footpath and rammed Livesley off the bike.

The bike was badly damaged, but the rider escaped with minor scrapes and bruises.
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The bike was badly damaged, but the rider escaped with minor scrapes and bruises.

"I went flying, then the next thing, I've got up and he's screaming down the road and the bike was underneath the front of the car for about 100 metres,' he said.

"I was a bit shaken up. I've got some cuts and bruises and stuff but I'm bloody lucky."

It was the first time he had ridden a bike in five years.

The bike's handlebars were snapped off when it was dragged underneath a car for about 100 metres.
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The bike's handlebars were snapped off when it was dragged underneath a car for about 100 metres.

Livesley called the police to report the deliberate attack, but they didn't come to the scene.

He wants to know if anyone else saw the station wagon near the Marshlands Domain and BP service station. In particular, there was another car on the road that Livesley thinks might have gotten a better look at it than he did.

"There was another car on the other side of the road a bit further down, and they did a U-turn and chased him," he said.

"If those people know the rego, that's what we're after really."

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Livesley said the driver of the station wagon was a white male in his late 20s or early 30s, with a shaved or bald head.

"It could have been a lot worse. It was mental."

A spokeswoman said police were seeking information regarding the hit and run.

"Police are appealing for the driver of the vehicle and anyone who may information about the incident or the vehicle to come forward."

People can contact Christchurch Police on 03 363 7400 or alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 - Stuff

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