Bike, camera, inaction! # When a Barrister on a Bike pursues a driver through the Courts

The conversation whilst stationary at the traffic lights was picked up crystal clear, word for word, including Lomas’s double admission that he had indeed just threatened to kill me. Any competent lawyer would know that here was compelling evidence of a Public Order Act offence.

I therefore Googled the telephone number of Hounslow police station and lifted the telephone. No, I could not report this matter over the telephone; I would have to attend any Metropolitan police station and fill in a road traffic form. No, this form could not be sent out to me and no, it could not be downloaded and sent in. No, there was nobody to whom I could send a copy of this video footage. If I wanted any action taken, I would have to attend a police station in person with a copy of the video.

I spent my lunch hour, as requested, walking down to Charing Cross police station clutching a CD-ROM containing a copy of my film. I waited 20 minutes in a queue of individuals reporting the theft of their mobile phones. On one wall was a list of telephone hotlines, for victims of a range of offences to communicate swiftly with the Metropolitan Police Force…


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