The incident happened at around 4.20pm on Friday April 15, 2011 close to the junction of Enderby road and Lime Tree Road.
A 5-year-old boy was walking along the pavement with his mother, her friend and some other children at the time of the incident.
A cyclist rode around the corner and struck the boy. The cyclist fell of his bike before getting back on and riding off towards Whetstone without saying anything.
The boy was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary for treatment to minor abrasions and bruising.
The cyclist is described as around 25-years-old and had short brown spiky hair. He was wearing a long sleeved grey coloured sweatshirt, a high visibility waist coat type reflective jacket, a cycle helmet and black rucksack. The mountain bike he was riding was grey and black in colour.
PC Ady Lloyd, from the Blaby policing area, said:
“Thankfully the young boy was not seriously injured but the consequences could have been far worse.
“We are keen to speak with anyone who was in the area at the time and might have seen the incident.
“Were you in the area on Friday afternoon? Can you remember seeing what happened? Do you know the cyclist involved? Any information you have could help us with our investigation and so we want you to call us.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC 1194 Ady Lloyd on Leicester (0116) 222 2222, follow the instructions to leave a message for a police officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number 1194. Alternatively contact Crimestoppers, which is free* and anonymous on 0800 555 111.
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