A remarkable video has surfaced online of a man riding a bike being deliberately injured by the driver of a car in Slough, Berkshire, in February.
The man is seen riding along the pavement when a black Volkswagen Golf travelling in the opposite direction sharply turns onto the pavement. Although the man sees the vehicle coming towards him and rapidly gets off his bike to move to one side, he is still hit by the swerving car.
Despite the man being catapulted into the air after being hit by the car, he quickly gets up, grabs something from the floor and then smashes the rear window of the vehicle, with what looks like his left hand.
As the car drives off, the man walks back to his discarded bicycle.
Thames Valley Police launched an investigation into the incident and found the driver of the car, who was charged with suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent.
The incident took place on St Andrews Way, Cippenham, Slough on Monday February 1. The video was posted online by Facebook user Memzee Original, although he claims that he did not shoot the video.
Although police identified and found the driver of the car – a man aged 25 – they did not identify the man on the bike. Detective Constable Christian Parker of Thames Valley Police said in a statement issued on February 4: “I am appealing to the cyclist involved in this incident to get in touch with us as matter of urgency, as not only would we like to check on his welfare, but we would like to speak to him as part of our on-going investigation.”