• After being told to obtain the CCTV himself, Thonmoy immediately passed it to investigating officers.

    Fucking ridiculous.

  • This from the article is infuriating....


    He is now hoping the footage will help identify the driver – number plate TF07 JKS – and bring him to justice.

    Do you know the driver? Call the police on 101 quoting reference number CAD 5769 of April 21.


    Why does there need to be a public appeal? The police should do their work.

  • outrageous!
    driver needs to be found

  • I wholeheartedly agree with this but let’s not forget nationally there are over 20k less police thanks to our wonderful government

  • Sickening and shocking but given the driving standards not surprising.

    Is it not as simply as speaking to the DVLA registered owner of the vehicle and see if they match the driver or explain who was driving? Or am I missing something.

  • Does make you wonder how stretched police resources can be, if they can't even look up a licence plate on a hit and run, caught on CCTV, where the driver was on the wrong side of the road when they nearly killed someone.

    Surely an easy conviction for a serious crime?

  • Yes - if you know the plate, there is a process. Notice of Intended Prosecution to the registered owner is one of the first steps IIRC.

  • Cloned/stolen car perhaps

  • ITV London are running the story tonight at 6pm and have IV'd the victim
    Apparently he says all the cops have done is send the driver a letter!

  • all the cops have done is send the driver a letter

    This will probably be the NIP :)

  • But shouldn't you get arrested rather than get the same letter you'd get for doing 36 in a 30.

  • Yes true but even in north London the police can summon surprising resources when they deem it's required. In a recent incident in our neighbourhood, Kilburn, where two young lads climbed on a roof, two helicopters were on station for 5 hours, with at least 20 vehicles and several dozen coppers sealing off the area on the ground. This was as a consequence of one report from a mop that there was a firearm. (There wasn't.)

  • In the case of this hit-and-run, there is clear evidence of a crime having been committed. The initial steps of discovery are straightforward and would take only a few moments.

  • Ah sorry I see this point has already been made above

  • They need to identify the driver first. Registered keeper not necessarily the driver. The NIP buys them the time to do this. I think. Not an expert.

  • Cloned/stolen car perhaps

    I did a look up on the reg and my immediate thought was that the details of the car on gov.uk doesn't look like the car in the video. But then I don't really know my BMWs well.

    Edit - did an auto trader look up on it and perhaps yeah, it's a 2007 320i convertible.

  • Shocking!!

    Looks like a 320D

    Just checked the reg and it checks out

  • Very important point.

    Especially today being polling day in many local elections.

  • Yeah, I get that. But at some point the crime musy be serious enough to warrant going round and knocking on the door rather than sending a polite letter.

  • Wow, this is very bad.

    I hope publicising this incident will force the police into action.

  • Holy hell. Just watched the video. That has to be attempted murder, surely? Assault with a deadly weapon at the very least.

  • As far as I'm aware they have to send the NIP to have a chance of prosecuting the registered keeper further down the line. It's not very polite, it's basically - you are going to court, unless we discover something that changes our minds.

    I suspect the problem they are facing is that they have no good ID on the actual driver at the time, so if they did pop over to the registered keeper's address, even if they looked like CCTV guy, there's every chance they'd be like "nah mate, you know what, someone I can't remember borrowed it that day, then miraculously I found it later in the evening!" And at that point they are kind of stuck.

    It's so fucking brazen they have to be crims. They'll know this.

    So I reckon this is an appeal for witnesses / the driver / passenger / repair shop to come forward.

    Will be interesting to see how it develops.

  • As far as I'm aware they have to send the NIP to have a chance of prosecuting the registered keeper further down the line. It's not very polite, it's basically - you are going to court, unless we discover something that changes our minds.

    Not at all it's just the way they deal with traffic offences differently to others. If they are looking at charging them for assault or attempted murder the self imposed traffic rules go out the window and they can boot the door in at 3am or do whatever. If they set the bar low and only aimed to go for "leaving the scene" which will get the driver 6 points and a small fine ignoring the cyclists injuries completely then that's another thing and they might actually be worse off in court not identifying a driver.

  • If they are looking at charging them for assault or attempted murder the self imposed traffic rules go out the window and they can boot the door in at 3am or do whatever

    Given what we know about the way road violence is dealt with in this country it seems like the chances of them leading with this approach are slim. They would also need a positive ID on the driver at the time - which it seems they do not have, hence this appeal for information.

    Until they are certain as to who was driving at the time all doors will remain on their hinges, I’d wager, but let’s see.

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2019-04-21 - Rider Down - Swain's Lane (Police need help identifying driver of Black BMW TF07JKS !)

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