Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision between an elderly man and a cyclist in Tranent on Saturday 20th January.

The incident happened on Bridge Street around 3.30 pm and resulted in the 79-year-old man needing hospital treatment for a serious head injury.

The collision was witnessed by several people and officers would urge anyone who has not yet contacted them to get in touch.

They are particularly keen to speak to the cyclist who did stop and attend to the injured man. However officers would like to hear from him as he is a crucial witness.

The cyclist is described as male, wearing a helmet and riding a black and reddish pedal cycle.

Sergeant Gary Taylor of the road policing unit in Livingston said: “We are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed this collision who has not yet been in touch with us.

“We would particularly like to speak to the cyclist who stopped at the time.”

Anyone with information can contact officers on 101 quoting incident number 2244 of 20th January.