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This is scary. I'll be happier when this nutter is caught. Be safe out there:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/active/recreational-cycling/10798431/Cycl...

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notfastenough [3685 posts] 2 years ago
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I saw this on the Manchester Evening News site. I am at least glad to see that the police recognise that the car was 'used as a weapon'. Hope they catch the driver.

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OldRidgeback [2620 posts] 2 years ago
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Yep, it's an alarming incident. Luckily the victim wasn't badly hurt but it could've easily been very different. I'm sure a lot of people will be happier once the driver is found.

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Simon_MacMichael [2452 posts] 2 years ago
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The Telegraph article leaves out the background detail.

This story doesn't: http://manchestergazette.co.uk/2014/04/29/police-release-video-cyclist-h...

It's entirely possible this is someone who was targeted not because he was on a bike, but because of who he is.

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northstar [1108 posts] 2 years ago
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It's not as if anything will happen to the "driver" that will be worthwhile but they must show they are doing something...

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AWPeleton [3331 posts] 2 years ago
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The comment "This was a deliberate, shocking attack against an innocent man, who was lucky to escape more serious injury".

err no he is not, anyone who abuses a child is not an an innocent man. However taking the law into your own hands is not something i would recommend.

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OldRidgeback [2620 posts] 2 years ago
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stumps wrote:

The comment "This was a deliberate, shocking attack against an innocent man, who was lucky to escape more serious injury".

err no he is not, anyone who abuses a child is not an an innocent man. However taking the law into your own hands is not something i would recommend.

Curious that the Telegraph piece left out the detail.

But vigilante action is a bad idea. If someone is guilty of an offence, there is a proper legal process.

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allez neg [497 posts] 2 years ago
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So........is a child abuser on a bike a cyclist?

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TheHound [117 posts] 2 years ago
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Depends if he was targeted BECAUSE he's a cyclist.

Or whether he was targeted because of what he is and just happened to be on a bike.

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AWPeleton [3331 posts] 2 years ago
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allez neg wrote:

So........is a child abuser on a bike a cyclist?

According to the Oxford dictionary " a cyclist is someone who rides a bike" but i get where your coming from.

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northstar [1108 posts] 2 years ago
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stumps wrote:

The comment "This was a deliberate, shocking attack against an innocent man, who was lucky to escape more serious injury".

err no he is not, anyone who abuses a child is not an an innocent man. However taking the law into your own hands is not something i would recommend.

Wow, someone who claims to be a pig can't even work out what the pig in this case actually means.

No wonder crime is on the rise (despite the lies they come out with).