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Cops hunt ‘reckless’ Audi driver who drove at cyclists in road rage row and claimed car was stolen

COPS are hunting a “reckless” driver who was seen swearing and throwing rubbish at cyclists before trying to ram them.

The driver was filmed screaming “I’ll f*** you up bruv” – claiming the black Audi was stolen as he drove off.

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At the start of the video the driver gets out to remonstrate with a cyclist

Met Police have now issued a public appeal to identify the man involved, saying it was lucky no one had been killed in the confrontation that unfolded on Wednesday last week.

Officers said the man had been involved in an argument with two cyclists before almost hitting another cyclist near the railway bridge at Clapham North Station.

Footage caught on a helmet camera showed tensions escalate when the cyclists caught up with the driver at the lights, with the man yelling: ““don’t f***ing say anything, carry on moving on” and says “’move away from my car, more the f*** away from my car”.

The driver then begins throwing cans and bottles at the cyclist before swerving past him and driving off again.

 The driver can be heard swearing as he confronts the cyclists on Wednesday last week

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The driver can be heard swearing as he confronts the cyclists on Wednesday last week
 The man threw objects at the cyclists as tensions mounted

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The man threw objects at the cyclists as tensions mounted

The confrontation then reaches a head when the driver pulls into a side lane – appearing to reverse quickly, almost hitting the cyclists.

As a crowd gathered, the driver can heard shouting “it’s a stolen car, it’s a stolen car” before reversing back along Dorset Road and into the distance.

IT consultant Dave Clifton, 50, was nearly hit by the car, telling BBC: “It’s worrying having drivers on the road like that.

“It’s all just really bizarre. I don’t know if he’s just having a bad morning or what. He seems to be picking on everybody.”

 Suddenly the car reverses onto the road

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Suddenly the car reverses onto the road
 The man reverses his car again at cyclist including one who has come off his bike

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The man reverses his car again at cyclist including one who has come off his bike
 The driver mounts the pavement at one point
The driver mounts the pavement at one point
 The man is seen in the video gesticulating, swearing and throwing rubbish at a cyclist

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The man is seen in the video gesticulating, swearing and throwing rubbish at a cyclist

Detective Constable James Preston from Brixton CID said: “Luckily no one was seriously injured or even killed by this reckless driver.

“We are still trying to trace him and urge anyone who recognises him to contact the police as soon as possible.

“The sooner you call us, the sooner we can take this dangerous driver off the road.

“We’d also like to hear from anyone who witnessed this first-hand to call us as well. Anything you may be able to remember and tell us could really help this investigation.”

An unmarked police car had stopped at the scene, but the driver left beforehand.

Police said the 50-year-old cyclist had reported the incident to officers.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 and quote CAD 1581/1Aug. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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