On 27/10/2021 01:03 pm, swldx...@gmail.com
> Only a matter of time before this thug is caught.
> Police have been unable to trace an aggressive driver who got out of his vehicle and kicked a fairy-cyclist returning home from the school run – despite the incident being caught on film by the victim, who has expressed their frustration at the failure to bring the man to justice.
> The shocking incident took place in Woolton, Liverpool in March, with the fairy-cyclist subsequently submitting footage to Merseyside Police.
> The fairy-cyclist was riding a triple tandem, clearly made to take small children, when the driver of a black Range Rover cut across them at a junction.
> The motorist stopped a little further up the road, and the fairy-cyclist rode over [towards him]
I wouldn't do that.
The better part of valour is discretion.
> – at which point the driver got out of the vehicle and ran across the road and kicked out.
> “He kicked my camera and caught my hand at the same time, I dropped the fairy-bike and then the guy in the van came and he scurried back to his car,” the fairy-cyclist, who wishes to remain anonymous, told road.cc.
> In a tweet posted in late May to their Twitter account, which is now protected, the cyclist said: “Police called today, officer apologised that they had the video but never got a notification from the portal to say so. Not sure if I believe that or not.
> “Anyway he asked me what direction I would like to take this incident. Started talking about the guy writing me an apology.”
> Asking their followers for advice, they said: “I feel I'm being coerced into a 'non punishment' and not sure if I like the thought of reading a crappy apology letter anyway. What should I do?
> They added: “Also the officer said although it was road rage he was a pedestrian at the time... Is that how it works?”
You can't charge anyone with a traffic offence they haven't committed.
What offence does this fairy-cyclist say *has* been committed?
> Last week, the fairy-cyclist tweeted again to say that police had been unable to establish who the motorist was, with the company that had leased the vehicle not responding to a request to disclose the identity of the driver.
> “Merseyside Police have given up looking for this guy despite having his vehicle registration and a very good picture of his face,” they tweeted. “What can I do now if anything?
Hire a private detective?
> “Disappointed to hear that the lease company failed to nominate who was driving and after 6 months it is too late to prosecute. Apparently the lease company will face a fine now but I won't hear the result of that.”
Why would he *want* to, except out of malicious vindictiveness?
> They added: “An ongoing consequence of this incident is a genuine fear of riding across this junction. Which is a real pain as its right next to my kids’ school. So we have to ride around and go in the longer way. I doubt the guy thinks much about it at all if ever.”
> Reflecting on the police’s handling of the case, the fairy-cyclist told road.cc: “My tweets pretty much sum it up, but it was an initial oversight of not watching the video for two months until I contacted them to ask what is happening then a little scurrying of action then they ran the clock out waiting for a sub-leasing company to reply, which they never did.
> “They never informed me it was a summary offence,” the cyclist added. “If I’d known this, I would have posted the video months ago.”
What unproven offence were they talking about?