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Incident happened on Balham Hill in South London - but it's unclear who filmed it or when it was first posted online...

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.

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.

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jasecd [483 posts] 1 month ago
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Good to know that the Met's Cycle Safety Team appears to be one person, who is on holiday until Monday.

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cidermart [501 posts] 1 month ago
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Utterly disgusting if they'd hit the bus stop differently this could quite easily have been a murder hunt. Slapped wrists all round no doubt.

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Grahamd [723 posts] 1 month ago
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jasecd wrote:

Good to know that the Met's Cycle Safety Team appears to be one person, who is on holiday until Monday.

When he returns he will undoubtedly have to spend a few weeks recruiting additional colleagues to seek cyclists without front brakes.

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Goldfever4 [378 posts] 1 month ago
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Such a disgrace, considering the rabid manhunt after the jogger that pushed the ped. Typical double standards whenever a cyclist is a victim.

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Luxie [4 posts] 1 month ago
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how do you know what investigation has already taken place? Did the cyclist report it? Has the driver/passenger already been dealt with? Is it possible to identify them?
This is a horrible thing to happen to anyone and I hope the rider is OK but at the end of the day just like any crime if the suspect can't be identified then nothing will happen and it makes no difference if the victim is a pedestrian, cyclist or driver.

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Goldfever4 [378 posts] 1 month ago
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Any other instance of assault would be investigated pretty damn sharpish.

Luxie wrote:

how do you know what investigation has already taken place? Did the cyclist report it? Has the driver/passenger already been dealt with? Is it possible to identify them? This is a horrible thing to happen to anyone and I hope the rider is OK

 

Well that's what the investigation would be for, delaying it doesn't help.

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but at the end of the day just like any crime if the suspect can't be identified then nothing will happen and it makes no difference if the victim is a pedestrian, cyclist or driver.

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Butty [214 posts] 1 month ago
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Goldfever4 wrote:

Such a disgrace, considering the rabid manhunt after the jogger that pushed the ped. Typical double standards whenever a cyclist is a victim.

 

Rabid as in it happened several months before the appeal went public?

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Luxie [4 posts] 1 month ago
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We dont know if this wasn't investigated at the time,  so you are getting annoyed over something you know nothing about! 

At the end of the day the only way this video will help an investigation is if they had been given the car index and the victim has actually reported it. 

 

This just goes to show always report these things even if you cant give much detail as you never know what might come out in the future. 

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Gourmet Shot [172 posts] 1 month ago
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meh...fck all will happen

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mikecassie [66 posts] 1 month ago
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Cunts!  I hope the car driver and passenger both have to pass a hedgehog the next time they need a shit...

Also they get found, charged and dealt with properly.

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tsarouxaz [84 posts] 1 month ago
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wonder what kind of monsters raised this asshole.  you britons need to do something about that.

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Yorkshire wallet [1503 posts] 1 month ago
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tsarouxaz wrote:

wonder what kind of monsters raised this asshole.  you britons need to do something about that.

Yes, because only bad things happen in Britain......

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Zjtm231 [78 posts] 1 month ago
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"Sorry we can't prosecute as we can't find the victim of the crime therefore it's not clear an actual crime ever took place"

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Deeferdonk [66 posts] 1 month ago
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tsarouxaz wrote:

wonder what kind of monsters raised this asshole.  you britons need to do something about that.

 

Good point. I'll bring it up at our next weekly meeting of all the Britons.

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dleaf [3 posts] 1 month ago
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Seeing vids like these make me think that a helmet camera is a sound investment (for police, insurance claim).

Hope the cyclist's ok  2

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HLaB [141 posts] 1 month ago
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When will muppets realise its not a Tom and Jerry world and such stupid incidents have consequences which can be very real  2

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BehindTheBikesheds [862 posts] 1 month ago
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Vigilantism is going to start happening, plod aren't interested in doing anything meaningful if at all and people are just going to take the law into their own hands more and more to seek revenge/justice.

The police and government are institutionally racist to such an extent people are being killed and maimed without any redress whatsoever. And yes, racism does fit the description, perfectly in fact.

"prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior"

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beezus fufoon [945 posts] 1 month ago
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BehindTheBikesheds wrote:

Vigilantism is going to start happening...

finally another use for all those tight black outfits - just add a pair of colourful y-fronts and a cape and we're good to go

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FluffyKittenofT... [1843 posts] 1 month ago
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tsarouxaz wrote:

wonder what kind of monsters raised this asshole.  you britons need to do something about that.

Remember, about 40% of the population of London was born outside the UK. So if Londoners are assholes (tsk, please, it's 'arsehole'!), it's not just the British who are to blame!

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Leviathan [2839 posts] 1 month ago
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beezus fufoon wrote:
BehindTheBikesheds wrote:

Vigilantism is going to start happening...

finally another use for all those tight black outfits - just add a pair of colourful y-fronts and a cape and we're good to go

Surely you couldn't be suggesting that all Vauxhall Astra have their tyres slashed at 2am? Zorro strikes again!

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beezus fufoon [945 posts] 1 month ago
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Leviathan wrote:
beezus fufoon wrote:
BehindTheBikesheds wrote:

Vigilantism is going to start happening...

finally another use for all those tight black outfits - just add a pair of colourful y-fronts and a cape and we're good to go

Surely you couldn't be suggesting that all Vauxhall Astra have their tyres slashed at 2am? Zorro strikes again!

we could get a bit more creative with our superhero names - the Silver Spanner, Chain-whip, the Aero Avenger, Captain Spandex, the Lycra Lad - you get the idea.

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Helmut D. Bate [79 posts] 1 month ago
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BehindTheBikesheds wrote:

The police and government are institutionally racist to such an extent people are being killed and maimed without any redress whatsoever. And yes, racism does fit the description, perfectly in fact.

Apart from the 'race' bit, unless you want to define it as the other 'race' and pretend we're all taking part in an unannounced Tour or crit.

Surely it's some sort of hate crime in and of itself. Hate crimes extend to religion, sexuality, Goths etc... Why not people getting shit for just being on a bike?

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Pub bike [244 posts] 2 weeks ago
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Grahamd wrote:
jasecd wrote:

Good to know that the Met's Cycle Safety Team appears to be one person, who is on holiday until Monday.

When he returns he will undoubtedly have to spend a few weeks recruiting additional colleagues to seek cyclists without front brakes.

He may have to deal with the more urgent matter of cyclists using the Cat's Back Bridge in Wandsworth Common...[sigh].