POLICE officers have appealed to the public to trace an electric bike rider who fled the scene of a crash on Friday. 

A teenage male passenger on the bike fractured his leg after it crashed into a white Renault Master van near the Ginger & Garlic restaurant in the High Street in Cheltenham just before 12.50pm on Friday, July 7.

The injured passenger was taken to Bristol Children's Hospital for treatment.

However, the rider, described as a male wearing grey joggers with a black line down them, red t-shirt and blue top over his head, was injured but picked up his phone and left the scene on the e-bike.

 He was last seen close to the Bottle of Sauce pub in Ambrose Street in Cheltenham. 

Officers want to check his welfare and wish to speak to him about the collision. 

The rider or anyone who can identify the rider is urged to call police on 101 or complete an online form on the Gloucestershire Police website quoting incident 237 of July 7.   

Officers also urge anyone who witnessed the collision but hasn't spoken to police yet to come forward.

The man who was driving the van was uninjured.

The law around electric bikes can be found here www.gov.uk/electric-bike-rules