Thought they were just saying cycling in London is too white

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joshua3
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Re: Thought they were just saying cycling in London is too white

Postby joshua3 » 1 Jun 2018, 10:36am

Not a racist post, I am just concerned that this is not helpful when the driver should have been demonised for pulling out.

pwa
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Re: Thought they were just saying cycling in London is too white

Postby pwa » 1 Jun 2018, 11:10am

It looked to me like the bloke on the bike stopped next to the car before the car had started to move. Next to the driver's window. I wonder if there was something threatening going on before the car even moved, and the clumsy driving that followed was a scared young man trying to get away from a dangerous bloke who just happened to be on a bike. It looked that way to me. Like a clumsy and panic driven attempt to escape.

I'm not inclined to read DM reader comments and thereby taint my psyche for the rest of the day.

mercalia
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why blur this mans face?

Postby mercalia » 2 Jun 2018, 10:07am

totally unbelievable, the size of that knife and what happened in broad day light, too close to home for me.
Did they get the man, is he in custody? we are not told
he clearly needs to be caught, fast
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-london-44338466/man-attempts-to-smash-car-window-with-knife-in-croydon

reohn2
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Re: Thought they were just saying cycling in London is too white

Postby reohn2 » 2 Jun 2018, 10:21am

It wouldn't surprise me in the least if this isn't some gang related vendetta attack of some kind.
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Re: Thought they were just saying cycling in London is too white

Postby Bonefishblues » 2 Jun 2018, 10:28am

That's not a random attack

robing
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Re: Thought they were just saying cycling in London is too white

Postby robing » 3 Jun 2018, 8:30am

Definitely not random. The driver pulls away in a panic and then crashes in to the cars on the left.

mercalia
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Re: Thought they were just saying cycling in London is too white

Postby mercalia » 3 Jun 2018, 12:11pm

Still no further news about this event. strange. what is London coming to

how on earth the knife guy could get away so easily worries me

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Re: Thought they were just saying cycling in London is too white

Postby reohn2 » 3 Jun 2018, 12:18pm

mercalia wrote:Still no further news about this event. strange. what is London coming to

how on earth the knife guy could get away so easily worries me

What do you think's causing it?
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boris
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Re: Thought they were just saying cycling in London is too white

Postby boris » 5 Jun 2018, 5:44pm

mercalia wrote:Still no further news about this event. strange. what is London coming to

how on earth the knife guy could get away so easily worries me



well, I am not going to stop him . He's got a sword!

This is why we should all have a proper frame-fit pump.

But it really didn't look like a traffic event , did it?

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Re: Thought they were just saying cycling in London is too white

Postby thirdcrank » 10 Jun 2018, 10:31am

What happens in London soon becomes the norm elsewhere, and in the internet age, the catch-up is so much quicker.

Man critically injured in park stabbing in Hebden Bridge
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-44429721

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