The Comox Valley RCMP is looking for witnesses after several bullies allegedly caused an 11-year-old male cyclist to crash his bicycle on Monday, March 7 at approximately 5 p.m.
The victim was riding his bike at Hobson Park, near 10th Street east and Hobson Avenue.
A group of unknown males called the cyclist a name and tossed a rock towards the bike. The rock hit the front tire of the bike, causing the rider to crash.
As a result of the crash, the youth suffered an injury and was taken to a local hospital. He was subsequently transferred to a larger hospital for overnight observation.
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One suspect was described as wearing a black hoody with white writing down the back.
If you were in this area, and witnessed this incident, or saw these males, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 or Comox Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and cite file 2016-2522.