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Police believe collision between car and electric bike a ‘deliberate act’

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South Wales Police investigating a serious collision between a car and an electric bike near to the Tesco store in Fforestfach, Swansea say they now believe this to have been a “deliberate act”.

Officers are trying to identify the person responsible who failed to stop at the scene of the incident.

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The collision happened around 3pm on Sunday (20 March) on Ffordd Cynore in Fforestfach, near to the Tesco petrol station.

The driver of a grey Ford Ecosport involved in the collision failed to stop after the incident.

South Wales Police say the rider of the electric bike, a 26 year-old man from Fforestfach, was taken to hospital where he is being treated for serious injuries.

The road was closed for a significant period of time while Police investigated the incident.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage of the incident is asked to contact South Wales Police.

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Man charged with attempted murder and multiple driving offences after Fforestfach hit-and-run

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Detectives investigating a hit-and-run incident in Fforestfach have charged a 29 year-old man with attempted murder and multiple driving offences.

Steven Thomas (Rice), from Swansea was remanded into custody by Swansea Magistrates’ Court and the case was committed to Swansea Crown Court.

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Emergency services were called to Ffordd Cynore in Fforestfach near to the entrance to the Tesco supermarket at around 3pm on Sunday, March 20.

At the time, officers investigating said they believed the collision between a Ford Ecosport car and electric bike was a “deliberate act”.

A 26 year-old man remains in hospital with life-changing injuries.

Thomas was arrested after he was spotted driving a stolen Ford Transit van in the Blaen-y-Maes area of the city.

Over 20 Police vehicles were involved in the pursuit and subsequent arrest.

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Over 20 police vehicles were involved in the pursuit and arrest of Steven Thomas (Image: Jason Lennox)

Detective Inspector Jason Kingdom said: “I’d like to thank the local community for their understanding and cooperation over the last couple of days.

“At this stage, we are kindly asking that locals remain calm and respect the judicial process.”

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