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Motorist hospitalised Cotswolds cyclist using ice cream cone

Police say assault was “not done with a deadly weapon”

A cyclist was hospitalised when an angry car driver attacked him with an ice cream cone near Bibury in the Cotswolds last month.

The Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard reports that the cyclist had travelled from London to see his family for two days and had gone for a bike ride while he was there.

It is believed that the car driver lost his temper when the cyclist rode past and spat on the ground, near the car.

After words were exchanged, the driver thrust an ice cream cone into the cyclist’s face. The resultant cut to his lip required a visit to Cirencester Hospital for stitches.

Make ice cream while you cycle!

A police constable and police community support officer on patrol who happened across the altercation broke things up.

Sergeant Garrett Gloyn said: “We have recorded the assault, though it was not done with a deadly weapon.”

The situation was dealt with through restorative justice with the 35-year-old offender writing a note of apology with which the victim was satisfied.

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KevM | 6 years ago
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Hope the drivers gets his just desserts.

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allanj replied to KevM | 6 years ago
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KevM wrote:

Hope the drivers gets his just desserts.

 

Indeed, this is no trifling matter

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allanj replied to KevM | 6 years ago
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KevM wrote:

Hope the drivers gets his just desserts.

 

Indeed, he might end up in custardy

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burtthebike | 6 years ago
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Does this mean that we can now attack any driver with a less than deadly weapon because they are polluting the air?  Rather more offensive than the odd gob, which seems to be part of any football match.

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Simmo72 | 6 years ago
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My analysis concludes the only product with sufficent waffer density to penetrate human flesh from a well aimed, vigorus thrust is an offcial Cornetto (none of that supermarket own brand stuff with weaker structure).  We can be thankful a solid chocolate tip wasn't used as this would surely have led to a fatality.

I would like to debate how a driver can be in conrol of a vehicle whilst consuming a product which at any given moment could bring on brain freeze or the dropping of ice cold goodness onto ones genitals.  The driver should be prosecuted for dangerous driving and also be banned from ice cream vendors for at least 30 years.  We've got to send a strong message, this can't happen again.

 

 

 

 

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The _Kaner | 6 years ago
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99 times out 100, spitting in someone's direction will make them flake out!(see what I did there).

At least he didn't leave him a Mr Whippy beside the , wafer it, car (netto)...

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nniff | 6 years ago
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There's a wafer-thin line between  violence and comedy sometimes.  I do hope the police shouted 'Brain freeze, sucker!'.

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StraelGuy | 6 years ago
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Agree with dottigirl, it's about context. Exercising hard inevitably has an expectorating effect and gobbing it expertly and discreetly into the bushes is fairly acceptable if there's no one around.

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Grahamd replied to StraelGuy | 6 years ago
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guyrwood wrote:

Agree with dottigirl, it's about context. Exercising hard inevitably has an expectorating effect and gobbing it expertly and discreetly into the bushes is fairly acceptable if there's no one around.

Didn't GCN do a video on this?

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Mungecrundle | 6 years ago
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As far as road rage incidents go, it's a bit vanilla.

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ClubSmed | 6 years ago
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When did it become acceptable to spit in public?

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dottigirl replied to ClubSmed | 6 years ago
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ClubSmed wrote:

When did it become acceptable to spit in public?

When you've inhaled a fly? When you're rinsing your mouth with your drink? When you've just got an awful taste you want to get rid of?

There are perfectly valid reasons to spit in public, although it may not be the done thing 'polite company'. Certainly, I wouldn't do it when I wasn't exercising. 

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mrcheerful replied to dottigirl | 5 years ago
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dottigirl wrote:

There are perfectly valid reasons to spit in public, although it may not be the done thing 'polite company'. Certainly, I wouldn't do it when I wasn't exercising. 

Spitting in public is illegal in some parts of the UK

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wycombewheeler replied to ClubSmed | 6 years ago
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ClubSmed wrote:

When did it become acceptable to spit in public?

When a fly flies in your mouth. Not swallowing some dogshit walking fly because motorists are now so precious about their cars you can't even spit near them.

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BarryBianchi replied to wycombewheeler | 6 years ago
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wycombewheeler wrote:

When a fly flies in your mouth. Not swallowing some dogshit walking fly because motorists are now so precious about their cars you can't even spit near them.[/quote]

 

If you are opening your mouth before your podium acceptance speech, you need to train harder.

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flathunt | 6 years ago
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Very rum. And raising the stakes in the war on cyclists.

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Alessandro | 6 years ago
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Ice cream with a really high-pitched shrill when things like this happen to me. 

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Velomark | 6 years ago
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Motorist sounds like a complete melt!

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Yorkshire wallet | 6 years ago
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It's a good job it wasn't a 99. That could have done some real damage.

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StraelGuy | 6 years ago
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It's good to see that summery justice has been carried out.

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kitkat | 6 years ago
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There are hundreds of thousands of these incidents every year!

It's time we started carrying Magnums

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scooterjinx | 6 years ago
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That bastard Mr Whippy

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kitkat | 6 years ago
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i think this guy is just creaming it for all it's worth

TBH the story left me cold

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flathunt | 6 years ago
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What a scoop.

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ktache | 6 years ago
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Was the motorist the driver of an Audi?

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