Car passenger who threw 'oven cleaner' over cyclist in road rage attack sentenced to litter-picking

Cyclist left with chemical burns after incident

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A car passenger who left a cyclist with chemical burns after throwing a strong alkaline substance similar to oven cleaner over him has escaped prison and given a community sentence.

Deborah Tasker admitted assault occasioning actual bodily harm at Hull Crown Court, being sentenced to a 12-month prison sentence suspended for two years and 200 hours unpaid work picking up litter from the road side.

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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.