Cycling judge spares road rage coach driver

Dagenham

A tourist bus driver who shoved a cyclist headfirst into oncoming traffic in a ‘dangerous act of aggression’ has been spared jail. Judge Martin Beddoe, who is a cyclist himself, spoke of his horror after watching footage of Paul Birchmore, 43, trying to ‘bulldoze’ Angus Fitzgerald out of his way. Birchmore clipped Mr Fitzgerald’s back wheel as he drove a Big Bus Tours double decker northbound over Waterloo Bridge on 29 July last year. When the cyclist eventually caught up…

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