The Met has admitted it was "clearly wrong" for an officer to tell a cyclist who swore at a police car that he had broken the law.Or is it only cyclists that can swear at police cars with impunity?
The cyclist told the officers to "get out of the f***ing way" when he was forced into the road by their unmarked car parked in the bus and cycle lane on Wandsworth Bridge. After pulling the father over one officer said: "Swearing in the street with two small children. You're committing public order offences with your kids."
He accused the cyclist of being "inconsiderate and stupid" and said there are people "who will stab you" for swearing at them.All undoubtedly true...
The officer added: "If we weren't police and we were the wrong type of people... if I overran you because we are the wrong type of people, you want to put your kids' lives at risk?"Probably, it does seem to be a thing certain cyclists love to do, after all.