Police in London have said they will investigate a video taken from inside a vehicle that shows a passenger pushing a cyclist off his bike and into a bus stop on one of the capital's Cycle Superhighways.
Mark Treasure, chair of the Cycle Embassy of Great Britain, retweeted a post from Twitter user @CALMDOWNLAD that was subsequently deleted - but not before a copy had been made and flagged up to the Metropolitan Police's Cycle Safety Team, who said they would investigate on Monday.
Ah, tweet has suddenly been deleted (I wonder why...). Here's the video pic.twitter.com/w239l2StNZ
— Mark Treasure (@AsEasyAsRiding) September 23, 2017
Thank you I am aware of that however I am currently on leave and will pick this up Monday
— Cycle Safety Team (@MetCycleCops) September 23, 2017
It's unclear when the video was shot, or where it originated. It carries the logo of an Instagram account called @imjustnews, opened in July this year and which posts viral content from other sources, although this specific video does not appear to be on its feed.
The location has been identified as Balham Hill, SW12 on the route of Cycle Superhighway 7, and the video shows a rear seat passenger leaning out of the window to shove the cyclist.
Anyone with information should contact the Metropolitan Police Cycle Safety Team through Twitter.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.