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Cyclist knocked to the ground in road rage attack

A cyclist filmed a road rage attack where a cyclist was punched to the ground.

The incident happened in Bermondsey on August 27th. Sam Khamtonwong was filming as a car overtook a group of cyclists. He says someone in the car swore at them before it came to a stop. Three men got out of the car and confronted one of the cyclists who was then knocked to the ground. One of the cyclists was also sprayed in the face with a liquid.

Mr Khamtonwong has posted the video on YouTube. The police have been contacted and are investigating.

Cyclist dies after Regent Street accident

Cyclist Michael Mason has died, after the accident on Regent Street last month Credit: Metropolitan Police

The victim of a road traffic collision in Regent Street has died.Michael Mason, 70, died at the Royal London Hospital following the accident on 25 February.

Police continue to appeal for witnesses to come forward after Mr Mason, who was on a bicycle, was seriously injured in a road traffic collision at around 6:20pm on Regent Street, near the junction with Little Portland Street.

The driver of the car stopped at the scene. No arrest was made. Enquires are continuing.

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Boris Johnson 'not against lorry ban' in peak hours

Boris Johnson defended his Cycle Superhighways, but also said he was not against banning lorries during peak hours. During a rather tense Mayor's Question Time, the Mayor said he 'bitterly regretted' the recent deaths but insisted cycling in the capital was safer than in previous years.

Our Political Correspondent Simon Harris reports.

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Boris Johnson 'not against idea' of rush hour lorry ban

Boris Johnson says he is not against the idea of a lorry ban at rush hour. The Mayor says 2 out of 14 recent deaths were during the morning peak. But Boris warns a rush hour ban would risk a "great glut of lorries" the minute the peak was over.

Boris Johnson says an outright ban is "not practical", adding lorries are needed for construction, they are needed for the economy Credit: Press Association
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Boris Johnson insists cycling in London 'getting safer'

Mayor Boris Johnson is facing questions from the London Assembly about the spate of cycle deaths. He repeats the line that overall the number of fatalities is declining, saying:

Whichever way you cut it you are looking at a reduction in fatalities, statistically it is getting safer to cycle.

I will not be deflected from our course which is to encourage more cycling in London.

Olympic champion defends Boris Johnson over cycling

Olympic cycling champion Chris Boardman has ridden to the defence of Boris Johnson over cycling safety.

Chris Boardman cycling with Boris Johnson through central London Credit: Press Association

Chris Boardman, who is British Cycling's policy adviser, said:

"I don't want to join in with this 'Boris bashing'. Boris is the only person who had the guts to do something about cycling in London. Boris said he was actually going to put money into cycling in the capital. He appointed Andrew Gilligan as cycling commissioner.

"I have a lot of time for Boris and Andrew. Boris has a really tough job. Cyclists are vulnerable and it's tough cycling round the capital. All road-users must obey the rules of the road. It makes me mad to see cyclists behaving badly on the road."

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