Police in the Three Towns are trying to trace the car involved in an incident which left a cyclist in hospital.

We reported on the incident last Thursday and new details released by officers this morning show that the driver of the car, which led to a man being left with serious injuries, did not stop after the crash.

Emergency services arrived and the 62-year-old cyclist was rushed to hospital with “serious but not life-threatening injuries” following the incident in Saltcoats last Thursday (April 29).

It is believed that he was cycling along Braes Road around 1.20pm, when a car performed a manoeuvre that caused him to brake suddenly, which led to his injuries.

The driver of the car did not stop to check on the injured cyclist.

Police have narrowed down the descriptions of who they're looking for, saying they believe the vehicle is a small dark or black hatchback type car.

The driver is described as a white male, of medium build, between 25 and 35 years old and was last seen wearing a light or white coloured top and shorts, dark jacket and dark skip cap.

Sergeant Kevin Blackley, of Irvine Road Policing Unit, said: “Our enquiries into the circumstances of the incident are ongoing.

“We are particularly keen to speak to the driver of the vehicle involved and we would urge anyone with further information about the driver or the car involved to get in touch.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident or has dashcam footage which may assist the investigation is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 1464 of April 29.”