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Video: Police appeal after driver knocks cyclist off bike

Footage of incident in Ewell first appeared last month - now Surrey Police want help identifying the people in the video

Surrey Police have appealed for help in tracking down the people in a video posted to Instagram that showed a driver using his vehicle to knock a cyclist off his bike while a passenger filmed the incident.

The video, and copies of it, were deleted by the social network, although the footage was subsequently published by Mail Online last month.

The incident took place in Ewell, near Epsom, where as road.cc pointed out last month, a separate incident last year in which a cyclist was forced off his bike by a motorist, resulting in the rider breaking his  leg.

> Instagram video shows driver knocking cyclist off bike – the second such incident in same Surrey town in three months?

That incident, on 10 September, resulted in a police appeal, and Surrey Police have now issued a fresh one for the other incident that came to light last month.

In an appeal on Facebook earlier today, they said: “We are appealing for the public’s help in tracing the people involved in a video where a cyclist was hit by a car in Epsom.

“The video came to our attention only recently but we believe the incident took place at some point during 2018 at the corner of Somerset Close and Hollymore Lane on the Longmead Estate in Epsom.

“In the video a car deliberately knocks over a man on his bike before driving away. The incident was filmed by a passengers in the front seat. We did not receive any reports at the time.

“Since we were made aware of the video we have been carrying out enquiries to trace the victim, driver and the passenger and now we are asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

“If you are in this video, or if you believe you know who could be involved then call us on 101 quoting PR/ 45180134659.

“Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

There only around half a mile between the two locations, but there is no indication as yet as to whether police believe the two incidents, in which different cars were involved, are linked.

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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