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Hunt for driver caught driving at group of cyclists during rush hour

Police have named a man they want to speak to after a car was caught on camera driving at a group of cyclists in south London.

Image of Shane Seymour taken from cyclist helmet cam Credit: Met Police

Shane Seymour is the main suspect being hunted by officers investigating the roadside row which took place during the morning rush hour in Clapham.

Image of Shane Seymour Credit: Met Police

The image of Seymour was taken from the helmet camera of one of the cyclists. Members of the public have been warned not to approach him but to call 999 immediately if he is seen. He is known to have links to South London and the Canterbury areas.

Footage on social media showed a stolen black Audi, which officers say had fake number plates, repeatedly accelerating towards a group of bikers on the pavement.

It then reverses at speed down a side road when an officer arrives at the scene.

IT consultant Dave Clifton, 50, was nearly struck by the car and filmed what happened.

The video starts with the driver yelling while stopped at traffic lights near Clapham North station.

He then swerves into a bus lane, nearly striking the cyclist for the first time. Stopped at a further set of lights, the driver repeatedly throws debris from his car at the cyclist while hurling obscenities.

The Audi takes a left onto a side-street where a witness said he nearly hit another cyclist, according to police.

A large group of bikers stop and the driver turns around, mounts the pavement and drives towards them.

"It's a stolen car," the driver says as they threaten to call the police. An officer in an un-marked car turns up to cheers, but the driver reverses down Dorset Road at speed.

It is only a matter of luck that no-one was seriously injured or even killed by this reckless driver. The sooner we can apprehend him, the better.

We’d also still like to hear from anyone who witnessed this first-hand who have not yet come forward. Anything you may be able to remember and tell us could really help this investigation.

I would like to thank the public in advance for their help with our enquiries.

– Detective Constable James Preston, Brixton CID

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 and quote CAD 1581/1Aug.