• Don't forget that there have been convictions for murder and attempted murder in cases in which drivers have deliberately hit cyclists, if only a few. It's certainly going to be high-profile. Bishopsgate is one of the busiest streets in London and there would have been busloads, literally, of witnesses. It may also have happened very close to Bishopsgate Police Station, so if you're going to try to deliberately run someone over, you couldn't pick a much worse spot for trying to get away with it. I'd certainly find it depressing if, with the odds stacked like that, the greater charge didn't stick.

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