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Van driver ‘deliberately knocked cyclist off bike,’ Old Bailey told

Van driver 'deliberately knocked cyclist off bike,' Old Bailey told

Dennis Baker charged with dangerous driving foillowing incident at Bank Junction last August A van driver in London allegedly knocked a woman off her bike after she gave him a v-sign, the Old Bailey has heard, with the incident caught by a CCTV camera inside his own vehicle.

Dennis Baker, aged 67, is standing trial for dangerous driving following the altercation which happened at London’s notorious Bank Junction in August last year, reports The Mirror (link is external) .

The court was told that cyclist Alison Kemper, 49, was left with permanent scarring to her elbow and ankle as a result of Baker’s actions.

She had been riding to work with her husband on the morning of 6 August 2015 with the roads busier than usual due to a strike by London Underground staff.

At a red traffic light on Cornhill, the couple moved beyond the advanced stop line into the box reserved for cyclists, and ahead of Baker’s delivery van.

According to CCTV footage from inside the cab, he said, “Oh God” and, after the lights changed and Mrs Kempster signalled right to go onto Poultry, “Come on get out of the bloody way,” beeping his horn at the cyclists.She told the […]

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