Text of email complaint to Lincs police:
On the 07/06/2021 Marc Jones sent this tweet:
Marc Jones on Twitter: "I’d love to see more cycle lanes, I cycle with
my daughter and love it. Let’s not pretend though that all cyclists
use cycle lanes and equally that all people cycling in pedestrian
areas care less for the safety of others. Doesn’t make all cyclists
culpable, most aren’t.…
I would like to make a formal complaint about Mr Jones.
Your criteria for complaints says that you can get involved when complaints are made about behaviour when the victims:
were present when the alleged inappropriate conduct took place, or close enough to see or hear the inappropriate conduct, or have been adversely affected* by the incident"
*Being adversely affected may include distress, inconvenience, loss or damage, or being put in danger or at risk. "
Marc Jones is broadcasting to his seven thousand followers all over the country that he feels that lawful, correct cycling is transgressive and "culpable"- in his own words, and that when he sees a cyclist avoid a cycle lane he thinks they are doing something wrong. This directly impacts my safety and the safety of any vulnerable road user on a bicycle because people on bikes are regularly subjected to road rage and even assaults by drivers who share the PCC's antipathy toward road users doing nothing wrong by using the road rather than a cycle lane. Cyclists have been seriously hurt by drivers enraged at their shunning of a cycle lane.
The PCC is encouraging the toxic enmity on the roads that hurts people, by your own definition my complaint falls under your remit because all vulnerable road users including me are now placed in danger by Jones' remarks that confuse drivers about basic road rules. The last thing we need is a PCC adding to the widespread confusion among drivers about the rules on cycle lanes. The PCC is making the roads more dangerous for me and others and using your own definition this qualifies as being adversely affected.
The PCC is confusing his seven thousand followers about basic road traffic rules. The adverse effects of this confusion can cause serious harm to entirely blameless road users. I consider this serious enough for you to consider.
I look forward to hearing from you.