A BOTLEY woman praised the kindness of strangers after her husband was injured falling from his bicycle.

Jenny Shepherd said: “He suffered a very nasty cut to his head; his helmet took the brunt of it, otherwise it could have been worse. He also severely lacerated his little finger on his left hand.

“A Good Samaritan in a white van stopped and helped him to his feet, and mopped up his injuries, along with a passing lady’s help. An ambulance was called and transported him to A&E, and local police attending the flooding on the Botley Road helpfully took his bicycle back to his place of work.

“Please pass on a great big thank you to all of them.”