Help catch fake 'good Samaritan' who mugged heavily bleeding motorcyclist

This is the man police suspect of robbing a motorcyclist as he lay badly injured in the road

Help catch fake 'good Samaritan' who mugged heavily bleeding motorcyclist


POLICE have released this picture of a man suspected of robbing a motorcyclist as he lay badly injured in the road after a crash.

Former RAF pilot Craig Stevens, 51, was bleeding heavily from a serious leg injury when a fake 'good Samaritan’ stole £40 in cash while pretending to administer first aid.

The suspect was caught on a cyclist’s head camera as he approached the scene.

Stevens, from Bexhill-On-Sea in East Sussex, was on his way to take part in a charity ride with the Royal British Legion when his Triumph Bonneville collided with a silver Audi outside a supermarket in Hayes, west London, last month.

He also suffered a broken arm and had to undergo two operations and a skin graft at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington.

The Met Police said in a statement: 'Police are keen to trace a man who robbed a badly injured motorcyclist as he pretended to offer him first aid.

'The image is taken from a bystander's head-worn camera shortly after a road traffic collision which involved the motorcyclist at 17:10hrs on Saturday, 7 June outside Lidl supermarket, Uxbridge Road, Hayes.

'The man pictured presented himself as a 'good Samaritan' after he witnessed the collision involving a blue Triumph Bonneville motorcycle and silver Audi, resulting in the motorcyclist falling to the ground with severe leg injuries.

'The 51-year-old male motorcyclist was laying on the road heavily bleeding when the man caught on camera rushed in to help with first aid. Once police arrived at the scene the man left immediately. Shortly afterwards the injured man realised that his money -£40 in cash that had been in his pocket - had been stolen.'

Pc Raj Patara said: ‘We appeal to anyone who may know the identity of this man who robbed a badly injured victim while he was in a state of shock and bleeding heavily. Do you recognise him?

‘We know that a small crowd gathered at the scene and further witness mobile phone recordings may have been taken. We are keen to trace any new pieces of evidence. Were you there? Did you take a recording?'

The suspect is described as a light-skinned, slim, black man in his 30s. He was wearing a baseball cap backwards, tan coloured shorts and an orange patterned shirt, and had a strong West Indian accent.

Anyone with information can call police on 020 8246 1486 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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