Just days after a motorist drove through a Critical Mass event in Brazil, Greater Manchester Police have released footage of a motorist attacking a cyclist during a busy rush hour.

Neil Chatterjee, a university researcher, was hit in the throat by an angry driver during a road rage attack in Longsight, Manchester on January 26.

But, unbeknown to the BMW owner, the incident was recorded on a £40 spy camera attached to the cyclist’s helmet.

Mr Chatterjee said that the motorist had veered towards him, and after he tapped on his window and warned him to steer clear, the attacker cornered him against some road-side railings.

In the video (see link below), the motorist shouts “I’ll knock your head off” before Mr Chatterjee tells him he is filming the assault.

The enraged man then gets back in his car, and promptly drives away.

Police appeal
Police Constable Matt Dixon, of Greater Manchester Police, appealed for the driver, or anyone who knows him, to come forward.

“This is as clear an example of road rage as you are likely to see and we are working hard to identify the person responsible,” he said.

“The victim has every right to be on the road and it is not acceptable that he has been targeted in this way.”

WARNING: Some graphic language can be heard in the video.

  • Matthew P. Chapman

    From a number of past experiences reporting anything to the police is a total and utter waste of time, all you can do with this kind event is move on with your life. As for the term road rage it is a misnomer, this is just a thug carrying out an assault on another member of the public. The fact that one is a cyclist and the other is a moron in a car is irrelevant.

  • Andrew Gray

    I was attacked tonight. Well it felt like it. 4 kids in a silver vauxhall corsa thought it was clever to throw something heavy at me – thankfully it bounced off my back. i thought I had remembered the registration correctly but when I tried to check it out online it came back saying the number didn’t exist. Still, I will report it tomorrow.

  • Dan Edwards

    Where can I get one of those cameras!

  • Angharad

    Perhaps cameras are the best way to deal with this sort of BMW thug, although I’m not sure how effective they’d have been when I got happy slapped from behind.

  • Will Hirst

    Aggressive, bullying drivers always seem to drive BMW’s, or am I just imagining it.