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Video: London driver deliberately knocks cyclist off bike

Incident happened at traffic lights on A2 close to Deptford Bridge DLR statioon

A London cyclist has filmed the moment a driver knocked him off his bike by ramming him with his Ford Focus car.

The footage was uploaded to YouTube on Monday by Olukayode Ibrahim.

The incident was filmed on the A2 outside a Travelodge hotel close to Deptford Bridge Docklands Light Railway station in south east London.

As he filtered through two queues of vehicles towards the advanced stop line, the driver of a Ford Focus at the head of the line repeatedly told him to “get to the side of the road.”

After taking up his position in the bike box, the cyclist told the motorist – who still insisted he should be at the side of the road – that he is being filmed.

Eventually the motorist drove forward with his vehicle and knocked the rider from his bike before driving off.

Ibrahim confirmed on YouTube that he had informed the Metropolitan Police.

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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