Did you see man knocked off his bike near A19 junction?

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Police appeal after cyclist knocked off bike.

A cyclist received hospital treatment after being knocked off his bike in Sunderland.

The incident happened at 5.20am on October 8 in Chester Road near the junction with the A19 in Penshaw.

The 47-year-old man suffered a back injury and received hospital treatment.

His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Officers from Northumbria Police are carrying out enquiries to establish the circumstances of the incident.

It is thought that the man was knocked from behind by a vehicle.

Any witnesses are urged to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 137 081015.