Manchester cyclist dragged across road during mugging

A cyclist was repeatedly punched in the face and dragged across the road by a would-be mugger as he desperately clung on to his bike.

Police are investigating the attempted robbery on Oxford Road in Manchester city centre at 19:20 BST on Tuesday after video shot by passers-by was circulated on social media.

After the two suspects realised the victim was not prepared to let go of the bike, they fled the scene

Ch Insp Cherie Buttle said: "No one should ever be scared to cycle or walk our streets and disgusting attacks like this will not ever be tolerated."

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