Coach driver who pushed cyclist off his bike and in to oncoming traffic found guilty of assault

Coach driver says he is actions were to protect his company's property

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A coach driver has been found guilty of assault after pushing a cyclist off his bike into the path of oncoming traffic on a busy London street.

Paul Birchmore was convicted on Wednesday over the incident which took place on July 29, 2016, which ended with him pushing cyclist Angus Fitzgerald into oncoming traffic.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.