Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

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Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

Postby Slowroad » 1 Feb 2016, 6:28pm

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Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

Postby Heltor Chasca » 1 Feb 2016, 7:24pm

I don't know what to say.

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Postby Bonefishblues » 1 Feb 2016, 7:42pm

I am astonished, how can that be?

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Postby beardy » 1 Feb 2016, 7:45pm

Owner says they were not driving it, police cant be bothered collecting difficult to find evidence that he (or whoever else) was.

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Postby VanDriver » 1 Feb 2016, 7:49pm

Bonefishblues wrote:I am astonished, how can that be?


Well... if a child had been hit... if a stationary Audi had been hit... if a celebrity had been hit.. etc etc... then perhaps the authorities would have done the right thing. But it was a cyclist.

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Postby meic » 1 Feb 2016, 7:58pm

When I was a motorcycle courier, one of our riders was hospitalised by a car but he got their number plate.

The Police kept saying that they couldnt find the car or they couldnt contact the owner. So the entire courier fleet was given the number plate. We repeatedly saw the car and radioed it in and it was forwarded to the Police. We even followed the car home and watched it while the Police were informed. They absolutely refused to follow up and kept saying they couldnt find the driver, even though we gave them the address and had watched him enter the house.

In the end we decided the driver must have been connected to the Police and we were never going to get anywhere with it.
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Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

Postby kwackers » 1 Feb 2016, 8:52pm

I think time and time again we see that the police are genuinely a waste of space. If they can't prosecute that then there's seriously no hope.
They may as well just have a ticker tape outside police stations with crime numbers on. You can just rip them off as you need them. Save the country a fortune.

They should at least have the decency to give you the drivers address so that you can provide 'alternative' justice... :twisted:

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Postby TrevA » 1 Feb 2016, 9:13pm

That's truly shocking. It occurred almost outside my office (I work in the 3 storey building with the grey roof, next to the BBC building.) London Road Island is truly awful for cyclists, it is busy all day long and worse in rush hour. However, there's really no excuse for that driving.
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Postby meic » 1 Feb 2016, 9:21pm

kwackers wrote:I think time and time again we see that the police are genuinely a waste of space. If they can't prosecute that then there's seriously no hope.
They may as well just have a ticker tape outside police stations with crime numbers on. You can just rip them off as you need them. Save the country a fortune.

They should at least have the decency to give you the drivers address so that you can provide 'alternative' justice... :twisted:


We DID have the driver's address but as we were pretty convinced he was CID it seemed likely that any 'alternative' justice would not have been equally ignored by the Police.
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Postby 661-Pete » 1 Feb 2016, 9:55pm

Attempted murder. No other way to describe it. :(
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Postby karlt » 1 Feb 2016, 10:44pm

661-Pete wrote:Attempted murder. No other way to describe it. :(


You think the intent was specifically to kill?

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Postby Merry_Wanderer » 1 Feb 2016, 11:03pm

Shocking, can't think of another way of describing it.

What would the chances be of a private prosecution getting a result for the cyclist?

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Postby Vantage » 1 Feb 2016, 11:33pm

karlt wrote:
661-Pete wrote:Attempted murder. No other way to describe it. :(


You think the intent was specifically to kill?


There are more subtle ways to tickle a cyclist. Using a 2 ton suv isn't one of them.
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Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

Postby tyreon » 2 Feb 2016, 8:23am

If all the above is as it is presented this is criminal. And no action??? I wonder if you can get interest from another front? Further publicity? Coming out with what you have found? Filing more questions for radio/tv(they're always looking for stories). Are you from a minority group or religion. "Hot topic" but a local you can be looked over,if you are from a minority group(racial or religious)you could claim discriminatory practice.

You could be a wheelchair job after this stunt. Crackers. Dangerous.

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Re: Brutal hit & run - Nottingham

Postby pwa » 2 Feb 2016, 9:23am

Prosecution with that evidence would seem so straightforward, unless there is uncertaintly about who was driving. I'd be surprised if this story doesn't have more to come.