POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist broke his arm during an incident in Kilbarchan.

The 51-year-old man had been riding on a path in Easwald Bank at around 1.20pm on Saturday when another cyclist clipped his bike, causing him to crash to the ground.

He admitted himself to the Royal Alexandra Hospital, in Paisley, where he underwent surgery on his broken arm.

Police believe a group of around six boys in their early teens were in the area at the time of the cyclist’s fall and have urged anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them.

A spokeswoman said: “We are looking for any information to establish whether a crime may have been committed.”

Anyone who can help the police with their investigation is asked to call officers on 101.

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