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29-year old man arrested on suspicion of assault

A 29-year-old man has handed himself in to a south London police station in connection with the assault on cyclist Simon Page.

John Nicholls of Dartford in Kent attended the police station accompanied by a solicitor, at which point he was arrested on suspicion of assault.

At 13.34pm today he was charged with the offence of Common Assault by Beating and bailed to appear before Bexley Magistrates Court on July 25.

 

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moggotlover [13 posts] 5 years ago
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Great news

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Gkam84 [9098 posts] 5 years ago
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About time and i hope it turns out they can link him to the car owner as a friend of some kind and have the owner charged with obstructing the police in the course of their enquiry

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Coleman [334 posts] 5 years ago
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Quite. Thick as thieves. A bunch of thugs.

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handlebarcam [935 posts] 5 years ago
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The big question really is: where is he from - Bexley or elsewhere? OldRidgeback's reputation hangs in the balance...

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Tony Farrelly [2893 posts] 5 years ago
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we have that info in the story now handlebarcam

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koosiegreen [48 posts] 5 years ago
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what a 'banker'.....trying to be hard infront of his mates gets him a court appearance. there was no need for that kind of aggression.

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stuartpeck1 [98 posts] 5 years ago
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Common Assault..

That's about right.

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jijiandnoah [50 posts] 5 years ago
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Awesome news, good work to all at road.cc and all the other places this story was passed onto. Nice to see a little karmic retribution...

Agree with Gkam84, would make it even sweeter if the idiot owner of the car who was shielding him had a little karma back too.

On another front, is it just me or does he look rough as f**k for a 29 year old??  4

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Paul M [363 posts] 5 years ago
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I condemn his actions but we should at least give him some credit for coming forward at last and saving any further expense of police time in tracking him down.

(If, that is, the Metplod could be arsed to spend the resources anyway)

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Gkam84 [9098 posts] 5 years ago
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Thats also true Paul M, he manned up and came forward because if they hadn't i dont think the police would have bothered with them

But also, only common assault? should at least have thrown a breach of the peace in considering the amount of people who were around, there are other charges, but not sure they apply in England

jijiandnoah wrote:

On another front, is it just me or does he look rough as f**k for a 29 year old??  4

He is a rather big guy and his mate, i'm thinking it may be premature ageing due to the abuse of muscle building drugs  19 19

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handlebarcam [935 posts] 5 years ago
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tony_farrelly wrote:

we have that info in the story now handlebarcam

He's a Dartford man? Well that explains it. (Disclaimer: I have never been to Dartford, this is a joke referencing an earlier thread.)

Paul M wrote:

I condemn his actions but we should at least give him some credit for coming forward

Having googled Dartford, I can say that he probably had little real choice but to give himself up, given its proximity to Bexley.

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stuartpeck1 [98 posts] 5 years ago
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Paul M wrote:

I condemn his actions but we should at least give him some credit for coming forward at last and saving any further expense of police time in tracking him down.

Yeah, that's exactly what the Police would have been doing..  39 39

No credit given, he handed himself in as he was probably getting annoyed with everyone he knew calling him up saying he was on the news, thus trying to save his own neck. It's only the tenacious natures of the victim that has bought this to some kind of closure. Otherwise it would have sunk into obscurity and punchy half wit would have got away scot free.

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sc129806 [43 posts] 5 years ago
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Great news  1

Driving without insurance too?

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rbx [226 posts] 5 years ago
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Would really like additional charges involved:

If the car owner still insists car was taken without permission, then driving without insurance and even car theft.

If car owner goes back on his word, then is there something like a charge of obstruction of investigation/justice?

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Tony [127 posts] 5 years ago
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sc129806 wrote:

Great news  1

Driving without insurance too?

Taking a vehicle without the owner's consent as well?
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1968/60/section/12

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Gkam84 [9098 posts] 5 years ago
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Good point Tony, i forgot about that, The owner said that the car must have been stolen, so either the owner will HAVE to be charged for the lies or the driver for TWOC

I do hope he changes his mobile number aswell, cause i little google search shows his FULL name and phone number

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mttvrtn [37 posts] 5 years ago
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dullard [140 posts] 5 years ago
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@PaulM
Give him credit? You must be joking. The only thing he should be given is a day in the stocks on Bexley common.

@Gkam84
Given Nicholls' behaviour and character, old school Touching the Dog's Arse is more appropriate than TWOC...  4

Second the congratulations to road.cc for championing this story.

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Gkam84 [9098 posts] 5 years ago
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Lol, but problem with a TDA is he "took the car back" to where he "stole" it from  26 19

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Chrisc [150 posts] 5 years ago
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A day in the stocks is a great idea. Bare arsed and used as a feckin bike rack for the day ought to do it.

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ima [1 post] 5 years ago
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result

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Cauld Lubter [135 posts] 5 years ago
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Testosterone-fuelled halfwit. If he's been abusing steroids for long enough, his noodly appendage will be atrophied with any luck and he won't be reproducing any time soon.
Result.

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Stumps [3464 posts] 5 years ago
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Cracking news !

Instead of Common Assault they should go for Affray - Sect 3 Public Order Act (using unlawful violence in a public place) it would command a higher sentence in court than a common assault (well, in the North it does).

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gazzaputt [229 posts] 5 years ago
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Sure taking a vehicle without an owners consent is a charge that should be bought against him?

If not the car owner should be up for perverting the course of justice.

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STATO [528 posts] 5 years ago
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gazzaputt wrote:

Sure taking a vehicle without an owners consent is a charge that should be bought against him?

If not the car owner should be up for perverting the course of justice.

I think it depends on how the police questioned the owner, ie. did they show the owner a picture of the theif. If the owner just said he didnt know where the car was and it turns out the acused IS insured to drive that car (either on the cars policy or under his own insurance policy) then there is no case, unless they did show the owner a picture and it can be proved he lied about knowing the acused.

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OldRidgeback [2760 posts] 5 years ago
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handlebarcam wrote:

The big question really is: where is he from - Bexley or elsewhere? OldRidgeback's reputation hangs in the balance...

Dunno what my reputation has to do with it but... Dartford is a charming place, with a big busy bridge that goes to an equally charming part of Essex.

Unless the driver was given permission to drive the vehicle, then the charge of taking without owner's consent (TWOC) would stand as mentioned earlier. The driver may also be guilty of driving without insurance, even if he was given permission. If he says the owner did allow him to drive the car then the owner should also be charged with obstruction, again as mentioned earlier. What we haven't seen yet is whether the vehicle owner is a Bexley resident.

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Nuntius7 [1 post] 5 years ago
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Brilliant news. Hopefully this scum will be punished properly. But likely to get a fine and told not to do it again. Until the next time. What a Moron

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SimpleSimon [112 posts] 5 years ago
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http://www.jjfarriers.co.uk/about.html
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This is the perpetrator apparently! Let's hope he's nicer to horses!

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dave atkinson [6299 posts] 5 years ago
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Born in Great Yarmouth? *that* explains a lot  4

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dave atkinson [6299 posts] 5 years ago
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Having said that, I used to love that old wooden rollercoaster.

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