On Monday of this week (1 February 2016) a black Volkswagen Golf car mounted the pavement and, according to police press release 328361, hit a cyclist. It happened in Cippenham's St Andrews Way at circa 14:30.
Then in the middle of the night (Thursday 4 February) police arrested 25-years-old Adeel Ahmed, of Salisbury Avenue, Slough, on suspicion of causing or attempting grievous bodily harm (GBH) to the then unknown cyclist.
Later on Thursday afternoon the police's investigating officer, detective constable Christian Parker, said:-
I am appealing to the cyclist involved in this incident to get
in touch with us as matter of urgency, as not only would we like to check on his
welfare, but we would like to speak to him as part of our on-going
I am also keen to speak to any witnesses who may hold vital
information. In particular, I would like to hear from an older man who was seen
in the vicinity at the time of the incident.
Police refused to reveal:-
A Thames Valley Police spokeswoman told the Slough Times
All the information that is needed for witnesses to come forward
has been provided.
The cyclist is described as:-
On Thursday evening Mr Ahmed was charged with
attempting to cause grievous
bodily harm (GBH) with intent to do grievous bodily harm (source: police press release 328438).
Mr Ahmed was kept overnight in the police cells at Maidenhead police station.
This morning (Friday) Mr Ahmed was taken to East Berkshire Magistrates Court at Slough. Because the charge is so serious, Magistrates ordered Mr Ahmed to be detained in prison pending his first appearance at Reading's Crown Court on 7 March 2016.
Police have declined to state whether they have found the cyclist victim and whether the victim was injured or his bicycle damaged.
22 March 2016
Mr Ahmed's criminal trial is scheduled for November 2016 at Reading Crown Court. The Crown Court case number is: T-2016-7051.
In England, Crown Courts ('Crown' signifying the English monarch) determine serious criminal cases and can impose severe punishments including life imprisonment.
The Slough Times has asked Thames Valley Police if they have identified and located the cyclist.
24 March 2016
A Thames Valley Police press spokeswoman told the Slough Times:
At this stage we have no update on the cyclist.
We have asked the police to reconsider their less than helpful answer.
31 March 2016
Thames Valley Police's press office (officially titled 'The Media Team') have ignored our polite attempt to ascertain whether the police have identified and contacted the cyclist. We have submitted a formal Freedom of Information request to elicit an answer.
1 April 2016
Thames Valley Police told the Slough Times today:-
I can confirm that following our
appeal of 4 Feb the cyclist has not come forward. The identity of the cyclist
has not been confirmed so no interview (formal or informal) has taken place.
An astonishing 15 seconds video of a serious incident has appeared on-line. Within a few hours it went 'viral'.
Unhelpful police refused to say where, in the long St Andrews Way road, the incident occurred. The video shows a serious incident on the west side of the northern end of St Andrews Way - outside 1 and 2 St Andrews Villas.
St Andrews Villas (street map) was built between 535 Bath Road (on the A4 road) and 2 St Andrews Way.
Neighbours told the Slough Times the video was shot from a single-decker bus filled with passengers.
The Slough Times thanks the posters on the Reddit Justice web page for kindly making us aware of the incredibly shocking video.
When the video clip went viral, this web page received more than 12,000
hits in 24 hours. After 48 hours, the total exceeded 20,000 'hits'.
We then stopped counting. This web page has been viewed by people in 112 countries.
Nothing yet from the International Space Station :-)
Anyone not using a UK IP address, can see these links; the web hosting country is in brackets.
The video is at: gfycat.com/PresentBlueAlpaca (England)
Mr Ahmed has not yet had his criminal trial.
English law states that a person's guilt or innocence should be determined by the evidence presented, and tested, in court - not by what a juror may have watched or read on the Internet.
Potential jurors at Mr Ahmed's court case:-
To prevent 12 jurors being influenced by discussions and/or video clips, the Slough Times has decided not to provide the links to 12 unknown potential jurors, probably living within a radius of 150km (94 miles) of Reading. Inevitably it means everyone on a UK IP address (as there are no separate IP address ranges for England) can not see the links on this web page. However everyone in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can contact us for those links.
If the Slough Times did not deny that knowledge to people in England,
we could be prosecuted in the English Courts for
Contempt of Court and
jailed in an overcrowded prison where violence and drugs flourish while Human