Police appeal for cyclist following road rage incident


A taxi hit a cyclist before mounting a curb and driving into pedestrians in a shocking road rage incident in Bishopsgate.

City of London Police officers have launched an appeal for the cyclist, who was thrown to the ground after the driver of a black Toyota Prius accelerated and hit the rider’s rear wheel following an argument, to come forward.

One pedestrian was injured at around 6pm on 20 April when the driver – a 45-year-old Newham resident later arrested for assault and dangerous driving – took his vehicle off the road and on to the pavement.

Detective Constable Kevin Summers, from the City of London Police, said: “We would like to speak to the cyclist involved so that we can hear his account of what happened and so that we can check on his welfare.

“If this was you or you know who he is, please get in touch with us.”

If you are the cyclist involved or if you have any information on this incident, or please call 0207 601 2222.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or give information via http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org.