Not all cyclists are perfect! (head butt pedestrian)

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Re: Not all cyclists are perfect! (head butt pedestrian)

Postby Oldjohnw » 11 Sep 2019, 4:00pm

A thug: in the classroom, in the office, in a car, on a bike, in the pub, in the park.
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Re: Not all cyclists are perfect! (head butt pedestrian)

Postby hemo » 11 Sep 2019, 4:23pm

If and hopefully when the thug riding a bike is caught he should be charged with Gbh considering the victim needed stitches following the attack, also that a side the thug hopefully will be charged (when caught) with traffic violations inc furious riding.
A lot of if's and but's with an incident like this though cctv could trace him eventually, if there is aconclusion thug could be penalised further by the victim to pursue personnel injuries and distress to rub some more salt in the the thugs immaterial wounds.

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Re: Not all cyclists are perfect! (head butt pedestrian)

Postby Cunobelin » 12 Sep 2019, 6:12am

There is another thread, with an article about a motorist

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... dApp_Gmail

In both cases, the offender commits an offence, responds violently and causes significant injury. In this case, he drove into the victim so he was driving

In one article it is a "Cyclist" referred to throughout, in the other case it is a "man" and then mentions that he was driving when he committed the offence

Why the difference in reporting?

Bith are unacceptable thugs, but the bias in the reporting alienates cyclists as a group

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Re: Not all cyclists are perfect! (head butt pedestrian)

Postby thelawnet » 12 Sep 2019, 6:52am

he is in the local and national papers, it is bigger news than Brexit.

there are blokes headbutting people by their hundreds every week, it is only this one's choice of transport that causes the rabble rousers in the press to highlight him.

ok, and the CCTV is not bad

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Re: Not all cyclists are perfect! (head butt pedestrian)

Postby Spinners » 12 Sep 2019, 7:22am

I understand that the suited chap said something along the lines of, "Oi! Where's your helmet?"
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