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Update: Cyclist attacked by van driver in Emerson Park not pressing charges, police say

PUBLISHED: 14:24 19 January 2015 | UPDATED: 14:59 19 January 2015

The driver throws a punch. Picture: YouTube

The driver throws a punch. Picture: YouTube

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A cyclist who was knocked off his bike and attacked by a white van driver is not pressing charges, police have said.

Shocking footage captured on a head-cam and uploaded to YouTube showed the assault, which took place in Butts Green Road, Emerson Park on December 5.

Officers were made aware three days later but no allegation of crime was made and no further action taken.

On Friday Essex Police were sent the video, which has garnered almost 350,000 views, and took to twitter to ask the victim to come forward and help with their investigation.

Havering Police then spoke to the cyclist, who informed them he “did not wish to pursue any further allegations.”

The cyclist was knocked off his bike. Picture: YouTubeThe cyclist was knocked off his bike. Picture: YouTube

The same day, a 34-year-old man attended an east London police station and was interviewed under caution.

The footage shows a white van with the name of a Billericay-based company, Taylor Landscaping, written on it driving alongside a cyclist, who appears to shout “get off the phone, you muppet”.

The van then appears to swerve into the bike, knocking the cyclist over before the driver emerges, swearing, and a fight takes place.

Taylor Landscaping have not commented on the incident, but Trust a Trader posted on twitter that it had removed the company from its database pending any police investigation.

Inquiries are ongoing.


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