Van driver whose wing mirror was damaged as he overtook cyclist 'used vehicle as weapon' in road rage attack

Court hears how van driver, who denies attack, turned on cyclist after wing mirror was damaged while overtaking on narrow road

Police tape (Getty)

A van driver from Kent "used his van as a weapon" as he "drove at a cyclist" in a road rage attack, a court heard on Wednesday.

Sevenoaks Magistrates Court heard how Daryl Jones' wing mirror was damaged when he overtook a cyclist on a narrow road in Rochester, Kent in September 2017, with prosecutors saying that Jones had then turned on the cyclist, pushing him to the ground before driving at him with his van.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

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.