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Woman arrested following alleged assault on Jeremy Vine

BBC presenter posted footage of incident in Kensington to Facebook last week

Police have arrested a 22-year-old woman on suspicion of common assault and a public order offence after BBC broadcaster Jeremy Vine passed them footage of an incident on Kensington last month.

Vine was riding through Kensington on his way home from work when the driver first tailgated him then, when he stopped to ask her to give him space, got out of her car and verbally abused him as well as aiming a kick at the 51-year-old.

> Video: Driver tailgates BBC's Jeremy Vine then kicks out at him

A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police Service, quoted in the London Evening Standard, confirmed that an arrest had been made.

She said: “The 22-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of common assault and a public order offence. She has been bailed to return to police on a date in early September.”

Over the weekend, a student from Brixton aged 22 who gave her name as Shayna, told The Sun that she had been driving the car and felt she had been “provoked” by Vine.

Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson, writing in his column in the same newspaper, also waded into the debate, accusing Vine of “selfish” cycling.

> Clarkson accuses Jeremy Vine of "selfish" cycling, while driver who kicked him says she was "provoked"

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Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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