Video: Police to investigate after footage emerges of car passenger pushing London cyclist off bike on Cycle Superhighway

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.

 

 

Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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