Kori Jenkins was left with smashed teeth, battered and bruised after an alleged hit and run on the A399

Police have appealed for witnesses after an Ilfracombe teenager was knocked off his motorbike in what appears to be a hit and run.

Kori Jenkins, 19, was riding home from work on Thursday when he says a car tried to overtake him on a bend of the A399 near the Sawmill pub at Watermouth and shunted him into the roadside barrier.

He lost three of his teeth and was left bruised, battered and scraped after the collision, needing hospital treatment.

It happened at around 1.45pm and Kori, who was riding a black Honda motorcycle and on his way home from work at John Fowlers in Combe Martin, said he couldn’t remember much after the collision.

“They had one thing on their minds, to get where they were going fast, but they weren’t slowing down for anyone,” he said.

“I was already braking, I was only going about 25 and then they pushed me and I started sliding.”

His mum Colleen said the hospital told them they had seen people come off far worse in similar accidents and Kori had been very lucky.

“He could have been killed if he had gone over the crash barrier,” she said.

If you saw anything, contact police by dialling 101, quoting log 395 of 9/7.