Caught on camera: Edinburgh taxi driver assaults cyclist (video)
Taxi driver reportedly charged with careless driving and assault after he struck a cyclist in Edinburgh during August 2015
Warning: video contains numerous expletives
An Edinburgh cyclist has posted a video online of the moment he was attacked by a taxi driver in the Scottish capital last year.
The taxi driver and cyclist – who posts videos under the name of 'Another Edinburgh Cyclist' – had been engaged in a verbal altercation due to a 'close pass' by the taxi (at 1:00 in the video) prior to the incident in August 2015.
After the pair originally exchanged words, the taxi drives away. A few minutes later, the cyclist rounds a bend to be confronted by the taxi driver out of his vehicle and standing in the road (at 3:35 in the video).
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As the cyclist tries to pass him, the taxi driver appears to step in his way and punch or push him off his bike, knocking him to the ground.
The cyclist then gets up and calls the police, as the taxi driver waits. The entire incident was filmed by the cyclist on a high-definition camera, and the footage was passed to the police as evidence.
The cyclist reports that the driver pleaded guilty in court last week, and has been charged with careless driving and assault, given nine points in his driving licence, fined £360 and ordered to pay court costs.
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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, n exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.
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