The broadcaster Jeremy Vine has shared a video of him allegedly being threatened and kicked in a “road rage” row in London.
The Radio 2 presenter posted the footage of the “horrible moment” with his Facebook and Twitter followers on Tuesday. He filmed the incident while cycling on his commute on Friday in the Kensington area of the capital
In the video a car can be seen approaching the rear of his bike, beeping and driving closely behind him. Vine claims he was concerned about how close the driver was to him so slowed down to explain he has to be a car’s width from the parked cars.
The female motorist then stops the car and shouts: “Why would you do that?” before approaching him. The 51-year-old alleges the driver then “kicked out” at the bike. She then appears to launch into a foul-mouthed tirade, shouting: “Get the f*** out the road […]f*** off[…] you lot p*ss me off.”
Later in the footage, which is slowed down and subtitled, she shouts: “Why the f*** would you stop in front of a car, you don’t respect your f***ing life, move your car.”
After the car overtakes him, she gets out of the car once more as she appears to realise Vine is filming the encounter.
“If you take a picture of my car again, I’m going to knock you out because that’s my personal belongings,” she appears to shout.
Vine responds, saying: “Don’t assault me.”
Vine alleges that at the end of their encounter, the woman pointed the ‘gun’ symbol at him with her fingers.
Vine said he was sharing the footage because he was concerned about the driver’s temper, writing on Facebook: “I hate to overload out hard-working London police with footage from my commute, but I feel the person you see on the tape will at some point hurt someone very badly – either with her car or in a direct personal assault. See what you think.”
After sharing the clip, Vine declined any interview requests and said he would prefer the incident to be handled by the Metropolitan Police.
It is understood police have invited Vine to report the incident as a crime and will investigate the matter upon receiving that report.
A representative for Vine did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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