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Dermot Murnaghan says he was victim of collision in North London

Sky News presenter Dermot Murnaghan has posted pictures on social media of the facial injuries he received in what he says was a hit-and-run in north London.

The keen cyclist and newsreader said it happened in Kentish Town earlier this week, and was the reason why he had not been on air for a few evenings.

He said: “Here's why I haven't been on air for 2 days. A hit and run in Kentish Town yesterday. Police were fantastic.”

When another user replied: “Perhaps someone doesn’t like @SkyNews?” he said: “Haha. Plenty of suspects.”

Another fan asked: “Good job the bike is OK?”

Murnaghan said: “Sign of a true cyclist – is the bike ok? It’s all your fault.”

Murnaghan has long been a cycling fan - way back in 2009 we reported how he was cycling around the South West of England to look at how the downturn has affected the region – naturally the two day ride was dubbed the “Economic Cycle”.

Murnaghan made good use of the national cycle network for much of his ride.

He said: “One minute you're happily pedalling on a beautiful tarmac-laden cliff top route, admiring the panorama and taking in the air.

“Seconds later, the path ends without warning and you're forced onto a lethal B road, dodging the advancing vans and dodging the potholes.

“In many ways it's a useful metaphor for what has happened to the economy over the past year.
“Suddenly and without warning the decade and half of confident prosperity came to a shuddering halt.”

 

After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.