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Police searching for Shane Seymour after video of car almost hitting cyclist in Clapham goes viral

By Jack Dyson

Footage shared online of a stolen car almost hitting a cyclist has sparked a search for a man with links to Canterbury.

At just before 8am on Wednesday, August 1, a 50-year-old on a bicycle reported to police that he saw a black Audi A3 involved in an argument with two cyclists ahead of him along the A24.

A short while later, the same car narrowly avoided hitting him near the railway bridge at Clapham North Station.

Police have issues a photo of Shane Seymour (3533116)
Police have issues a photo of Shane Seymour (3533116)

The man reported that the driver almost knocked him into the road after he had overtaken another cyclist in the bus lane.

Following this, the man and Audi driver pulled up beside each other at the next set of lights, where the driver began throwing objects at him from within his car.

When the lights turned green, the driver turned his car towards the victim and drove at him at speed before changing direction.

He then turned onto Dorset Road, where eyewitnesses said he almost hit another cyclist before having an argument with them.

A crowd gathered and the driver turned his car around and drove onto the pavement. At that moment, an unmarked police car appeared and a police officer got out.

The driver reversed at speed and disappeared down Dorset Road.

Police have released a photograph, taken from the head-cam of one of the cyclists, of a man sought in connection with the incident and named him as Shane Seymour, who is known to have links to south London and Canterbury.

They also confirmed the car was stolen and had false number plates.

DC James Preston said: "We have been working hard to investigate this incident since first becoming aware of it on Wednesday, August 1 - and have issued an image of our main suspect.

"Today we are naming this man as Shane Seymour. He is known to have links to south London and the Canterbury area.

"Have you seen him, or do you know where he is? Please contact us or Crimestoppers if so as we urgently need to speak to him in relation to this matter. If any members of the public spot him, do not approach him but call 999 straight away.

"It is only a matter of luck that no-one was seriously injured or even killed by this reckless driver. The sooner we can apprehend him, the better.

"We’d also still like to hear from anyone who witnessed this first-hand who have not yet come forward. Anything you may be able to remember and tell us could really help this investigation.

"I would like to thank the public in advance for their help with our enquiries."

Anyone with any information is asked to call the police on 101, quoting the reference number CAD 1581/1Aug. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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