The reckless cyclist who knocked down a mother-of-two had a death skull tattooed with three blood-red tears after the fatal crash – but hid it from the court, it was revealed today.
Charlie Alliston, 20, hid the ghoulish design behind his ear after growing his hair but had it cut short as soon as the jury started its deliberations.
Typically skull tattoos represent death and mortality while tears are used by some criminals to show they have killed someone – or it can symbolise being in mourning.
Kim Briggs’ husband Matthew wants a new Death by Dangerous Cycling law after Alliston was cleared of manslaughter and only convicted of a Victorian-era ‘furious and wanton driving’ charge.
Former McDonald’s worker, courier and scaffolder Alliston smashed into the HR executive, 44, with his illegal ‘fixie’ bike as she crossed Old Street in London in February last year. She died a week later in hospital.
Social media photographs of the cyclist, who has a nose and cheek piercing and a ‘flesh tunnel’ piercing in his ear, reveal the skull tattoo did not exist in July last year – five months after he hit Mrs Briggs.
The self-styled ‘anti-social’ cyclist faces up to two years in jail because he has failed to show an ‘iota of remorse’, an Old Bailey judge warned him yesterday.
Charlie Alliston, 20, grew his hair during his trial and hid the ghoulish skull and blood-red tears tattoo behind his ear but had his hair cut short as soon as the jury started its deliberations
Kim Briggs’ husband Matthew (left, with a loved-one) wants a new Death by Dangerous Cycling law after Alliston was only convicted of a Victorian-era ‘furious and wanton driving’ charge
Alliston was riding this track bike which was illegal for road use as it had no front brakes when he smashed into the mother-of-two who died two weeks later
Kim Briggs died a week after suffering catastrophic injuries after she was knocked down by Alliston
The husband of a mother-of-two who died after being hit by a thrill-seeking cyclist on an illegal bike with no front brakes described telling their children she would not survive.
Mrs Briggs, a 44-year-old HR consultant, suffered ‘catastrophic’ injuries when Alliston smashed into her on Old Street on February 12 last year and she died in hospital a week later.
Mr Briggs, who attended every day of the trial, said in his victim impact statement: ‘That evening I had to bring my children to the hospital and tell them that mummy would probably die.
‘Over the next week my children had to say goodbye to their mother as she lay in the intensive care unit. Our world fell apart. I lost my wife and my best friend. My kids had to say goodbye to their mummy.’
Alliston, now 20, later blamed her for the collision in posts online and said she was lucky not to kill him and damage his new ‘fixie’ bike, which had no front brakes and is meant for use on a velodrome.
After the extraordinary trial concluded, it was revealed:
- Her widower has called for a new Death by Dangerous Cycling law to replace the Victorian-age ‘furious and wanton driving’ charge,
- Alliston lied about the victim being on her phone at the time of the collision in Old Street,
- He is the first cyclist ever to have been charged with manslaughter,
- Alliston suffered with post traumatic stress disorder following the crash and was also prescribed anti-depressants, spending two weeks at East Maudsley Hospital.
The former courier and scaffolder also said she had been on her phone – but it was proved in court she wasn’t.
Mrs Briggs, from Lewisham lived for her two children, her husband said, adding: ‘This trial has been gruelling and painful, and has impacted our healing process.
Widower calls for new cycling law after the death of his wife and says: ‘We all share these streets – let’s do it with care’
Matthew Briggs, husband of Kim Briggs, described having to tell their children their mother wouldn’t survive
The husband of Kim Briggs has made an impassioned plea for a change in the law – and the attitude of some cyclists – after Charlie Alliston was convicted over her death.
Matt Briggs, who is a cyclist himself, called for a new offence of causing death or serious injury by dangerous or careless cycling and said: ‘We all have to share these imperfect streets, let’s do so with care and due regard for each other.’
He also urged retailers to do more to make clear to customers that fixed wheel bikes without proper brakes are dangerous and illegal to use on the road.
In a powerful statement he said: ‘I am now determined to do what I can to prevent others from going through the heartache we have had to bear following Kim’s needless death.
We need to radically change some aspects of our cycling culture. This is not a witch hunt against all cyclists (I, myself cycle in London) only the irresponsible and reckless. We all have to share these imperfect streets, let’s do so with care and due regard for each other.
‘The current law is outdated and has not kept pace with the huge increase in the number of people cycling and the associated increased risk of collisions, nor the attitude of some cyclists. We need to change the way the law deals with this.
‘I am calling for an introduction of laws of causing Death or Serious Injury by Dangerous or Careless Cycling, thereby bringing cycling laws into line with the Road Traffic Act.
‘I also want people to understand that riding any bike without two brakes is illegal and, as we have seen, potentially lethal. I want bike retailers and, in particular, courier companies to communicate clearly and forcefully that these bikes are not legal or fit for road use’.
He added: ‘Finally, I would like to say that I will not live my life in anger. Anger is corrosive and damaging and there is enough anger in this world. Rather I shall endeavour to live my life and bring my children up as Kim did. Surrounded by positivity, compassion, humour and joy’.
‘However I refuse to bring my children up with anger. Anger leads to hate. There is enough anger and hate in the world.
‘And out of this senseless carnage I will try and bring change in the law, and change in the attitudes. Perhaps in this way I can honour my wife.
‘I am trying my very best to give these amazing children the life they deserve, with the emotional support they need. But sometimes the grief overwhelms me.’
Mrs Briggs died on February 19, a week after the crash.
Her husband said: ‘Kim lived for her children and her family. She wanted to make everyone happy, and for everyone to get the most of of life. ‘Make every day count’ was Kim’s mantra.
‘She was quick to smile, slow to judge. And even slower to anger.
‘I tried my best to be a home maker. I tried my best to be both mum and dad.. But I cannot come close to Kim’.
He added that it was ‘very important to me’ that Alliston’s ‘admission that he lied about Kim being on her mobile phone. We now know categorically that Kim was not using her phone at the time’.
Yesterday Alliston was acquitted of her manslaughter but found guilty of ‘wanton and furious driving’ when he hit her as she crossed Old Street, east London, on February 12 last year.
An Old Bailey jury found him guilty of causing bodily harm to Mrs Briggs by ‘wanton or furious driving’ under the 1861 Offences Against the Person Act.
In a legal first, he was also accused of the manslaughter of Mrs Briggs, of Lewisham, south London, but he was cleared.
The couple had been together for 26 years before the fatal crash in February.
Mr Briggs said: ‘That evening I had to bring my children to the hospital and tell them that mummy would probably die.
‘Over the next week my children had to say goodbye to their mother as she lay in the intensive care unit.’
Alliston’s mother and step father wept in the public gallery and he will be sentenced on September 18.
But Judge Wendy Joseph QC said: ‘If you want to rely on remorse, I am bound to say I haven’t seen one iota of remorse from Mr Alliston at all – at any stage.
‘Now of course he was facing an allegation of manslaughter for which he has been acquitted.
‘But in relation to the course of driving, I haven’t seen one breath of remorse’.
Charlie Alliston was released on bail, but warned he faces prison when he is sentenced next month.
Mrs Justice Joseph said: ‘I don’t want to mislead him or his family in any way. I have in mind a custodial sentence. He shouldn’t be under any illusion.’
Prince Harry with Emily Briggs, 11, Isaac Briggs, 13, and Matthew Briggs at Twickenham Stadium this year
Alliston, 20, (left yesterday) arrives at the Old Bailey, where Mrs Briggs’ widower Matthew (right yesterday) attended every day of the trial
The former bike courier, wearing a top with ‘Anti Social’ on it, had been on his way to buy food for his girlfriend when he crashed into Mrs Briggs during her lunch break.
‘Wanton’ cyclist was first to be prosecuted for manslaughter
For the first time, the CPS brought a charge of manslaughter against Alliston, who was riding a fixed wheel bike with no front brake fitted.
For the first time, the CPS brought a charge of manslaughter against Alliston, who was riding a fixed wheel bike with no front brake fitted.
It is a legal requirement that bikes have a front braking system.
Track bikes not intended for road use can be sold without a front brake, but it is a legal requirement to fit such a bike with a front brake before using it on the road.
The law is currently restricted to charging cyclists accused of dangerous or reckless cycling to an outdated ‘wanton and furious driving’ charge.
Causing death by speeding bicycle is so rare it falls outside the usual traffic laws.
Charges of death by dangerous or careless driving only apply to people in charge of motorised vehicles so cannot be used when a pedestrian is run over by a cyclist.
This left prosecutors worrying how to deal with Charlie Alliston after he knocked down 44-year-old mother-of-two Kim Briggs while riding a fixed wheel bike with no brakes.
At first, they opted to fall back on a little-used 150-year-old law of causing bodily harm by ‘wanton or furious driving’.
But the 1861 Offences Against the Person Act historically used to prosecute horse-drawn carriage drivers only carries a maximum penalty of two years in contrast with the maximum of 14 years for death by dangerous driving.
The law was last used in 2015 in the case of 21-year-old Darryl Gittoes, who pleaded guilty and was jailed for 12 months.
Gittoes was riding a defective bike which had no brakes, a deflated rear tyre, a cracked front tyre and no bell when he hit Mary Evans, 73, in Hereford city centre in July 2014. She died in hospital nine days later.
Mark Wyeth QC, for Alliston, lost no time in alleging the prosecution had got it wrong and that his client had no case to answer.
Half-way through the trial, Mr Wyeth tried to get the manslaughter charge thrown out.
But while Judge Joseph said she was ‘grateful for all the submissions made to me on this interesting and difficult subject’, she ruled against the defence bid.
In the end, the jury cleared Alliston of manslaughter, but only after deliberating for more than 12 hours.
As she crossed the capital’s Old Street, he twice shouted for her to get out of the way but failed to stop or avoid the head-on collision.
He sprang up and continued to shout at his victim as she lay in the road with catastrophic head injuries. Mrs Briggs died in hospital a week later.
Alliston criticised Mrs Briggs and claimed she was responsible for the crash in a string of posts on social media in the days that followed.
In a comment on an online news article, he claimed he had shouted out to her but she ‘ignored me’, looked back at her phone then ‘stopped dead’ in his path.
He wrote: ‘I feel bad due to the seriousness of her injuries but I can put my hands up and say this is not my fault.’
On an internet forum for fixed-wheel bike enthusiasts, he later described how he twice warned her to ‘get the f*** outta my way’.
He wrote: ‘We collided pretty hard, our heads hit together, hers went into the floor and ricocheted into mine.
‘It is a pretty serious incident so I won’t bother saying oh she deserved it, it’s her fault. Yes it is her fault but no she did not deserve it.
‘Hopefully, it is a lesson learned on her behalf, it shouldn’t have happened like it did but what more can I say.’
He complained: ‘Everyone is quick to judge and help the so-called victim but not the other person in the situation, ie me.
‘It all happened so fast and even at a slow speed there was nothing I could do. I just wish people would stop making judgments.
‘It’s not my fault people either think they are invincible or have zero respect for cyclists.’
Jurors heard Alliston’s trendy ‘fixie’ bike was not legal to use on the road without being modified to add a front brake.
He bought the £700 Planet X bike second-hand for £470 in January last year, telling the vendor he wanted to use it for track cycling.
In a reference to an American bike stunt film-maker, he tweeted: ‘The time when you first take your brakes off and feeling like you’re in a @lucasbrunelle movie.’
Crash investigators who studied CCTV of the incident concluded Alliston would have been able to stop and avoid the collision if the bike had been fitted with a front brake.
But giving evidence in his trial, Alliston, now 20, from Bermondsey, south London, claimed not to know the bike was illegal on the road and told jurors he was not riding recklessly.
He said: ‘At all times I would know what I’m doing and completely responsible for my actions. I did not get a kick or enjoyment out of not being safe.’
Mrs Briggs’s widower Matthew, from Lewisham, south London, sat in court throughout the trial, during which the CCTV footage of the crash was played several times.
Alliston suffered post traumatic stress disorder after the crash, and was an in patient for two weeks at the East Maudsley Hospital, his barrister Mark Wyeth QC said.
He is also said to be currently suffering from depression, Mr Wyeth added.
Alliston also took down his Facebook page after the first day of the trial after it was ‘flooded’ with hostile comments from members of the public, the court heard.
Alliston, pictured (right) with his mother and a family friend, went on a cyclists’ forum after the crash to insist he warned his victim to ‘get the f*** outta my way’ and blamed her
How the reckless cyclist used online posts to smear his victim in the hours after the collision
Alliston insisted the lack of brakes on his track bike had not caused the accident and even blamed his victim online
Charlie Alliston wrote in a comment on a news story on the website of the London Evening Standard on February 12, 2016, hours after the collision:
‘Hi guys, just though I’d comment on seeing this as I was the cyclist involved. May I just add that in no way whatsoever was this my fault.
‘I crossed on a green light, once I saw the pedestrian step foot off of the pavement I shouted to warn her to stop. She acknowledged my presence but proceeded into the road and looked back onto her phone.
‘By then I’ve shouted the second time but she ignored me. Traffic was flowing the opposite way so she stopped dead in the middle of my path, I didn’t have enough time to dismount and by the time I have braked I still ended up colliding into her.
‘I had no way of going around her, if I would of gone left I would have gone head first into a stationary lorry in its loading bay, if I would of gone right I would have collided into incoming traffic. I feel bad due to the seriousness of her injuries but I can put my hands up and say this was not my fault. I tried to manoeuvre left between her and the lorry but she jumped back a fraction which caused us to collide.
‘So for anyone commenting about cyclists jumping reds, being careless or reckless. Please find out what really happened before making judgments, cheers.’
He then wrote a series of posts on the ‘London Fixed Gear and Single Speed Forum’. On February 13 he said:
Charlie Alliston was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after the crash
‘Hey guys, yeah this was me. The pedestrian stepped off of the pavement and as she did I warned her to stop, she acknowledged me but ignored me and proceeded to go further.
‘I’d call it the ‘safe zone’ as there was a lorry parked in a loading bay which came out quite far. Once she passed that I warned for a second time to pretty much get the fuck outta my way, which she didn’t.
‘Because traffic was flowing she stopped dead in my path. I didn’t have enough time to fully slow down. And if I’d of gone left, I would have gone straight into the back of the lorry, if I would of gone right I would of potentially gone head on into an oncoming vehicle.
‘When she got sorta to the lines in the road I thought ok cool she’s out of my way, but no. She stepped back into my way and as I said I couldn’t have gone round her so I went straight into her.
‘We collided pretty hard, out heads hit together, hers went into the floor and ricocheted into mine. It is a pretty serious incident so I wont bother say oh she deserved it, its her fault. yes it is her fault, but no she did not deserve it.
‘Hopefully it is a lesson learned on her behalf, it shouldn’t of happened like it did but what more can I say. I have several witnesses who jotted down their statements and details who all defended me in the fact there was nothing else I could do.
‘She put not only hers, but my life in danger. But as usual theres always the odd w***er that has to blame the cyclist first in whatever way that they can.
‘I have not read the comments on here first but on the Evening Standard’s article I’ve already had a lot of s*** from it already. Everyone’s always quick to judge and run to help the so called victim but never the other person in the situation, IE me.
‘Although I did receive a message via Instagram from one of the girls who attended the scene to help the woman. She fully backed me up, and even went through all of the trouble of emailing the ambulance service and metropolitan police to say that this was genuinely not the cyclists fault.
‘Eventually after she got carted away, I had to sit in the van for several hours waiting for an officer to come and take pictures of the situation.
‘Even every officer I spoke to admitted that there was nothing I could of done. I’m backed up with CCTV anyway and witness statements.
‘But they even all went to check the gap between the parked lorry in the loading bay and the other lane in the road and they all admitted that it was barely enough to go through on a cycle. Let alone there being someone in the way.
‘May I also add that I was not recklessly riding, riding fast or in any way shape of form did I not have full control and concentration on the road. It all just happened so fast and even at a slow speed there was nothing I could do.
‘I just wished people would stop making judgements on whether or not I could of stopped in time, why I didn’t slow down after seeing her step off the pavement or anything else. Until you are put in a situation like that don’t even bother.’
Site of the crash that left Mrs Briggs dead in the Old Street area of Central London last year
On February 14 he wrote on the cycling forum:
‘F*** me and my health, I can heal and recover. The bike cannot! Thankfully I was going quite a slow’ish/moderate speed. Plus I skidded too which slowed me down a bit but unfortunately the momentum kept me going. If I’d of been going any faster the frame would of cracked or shattered.
‘As the paramedics left the scene the notified me that she was knocked out so they could control her breathing, her Husband was on his way to the hospital but that’s all I was told. I asked the officer if I could be updated somehow via e-mail or something, I called up the hospital several times but I still have had not answer.
‘The copper said if its bad or anything is taken further I will be notified. If I heard nothing back then she is presumably okay and does not wish to take this further.
‘At the end of the day, if you know the flame will hurt you, yet you still proceed to put your hand over it and get burnt. Its your fault, I refused to accept any responsibility in this whatsoever.
‘She saw me and acknowledged my presence yet still carried on. Its not my fault people either think they’re invincible or just have zero respect for cyclists.
‘Traffic was flowing both ways so it isnt like my lane was dead in front and behind for her to think she had a chance to cross, why the fuck did she stop in the middle?
‘What makes it worse is that even when people were helping her, her phone was going off continuously with texts which shows that she was on it at the time. If you value your mobile device more than your life, maybe this is the kind of wake up call you need.’
Self-styled ‘rebel’ cyclist, 20, who boasted riding with no brakes was like ‘being in a stunt movie’
Alliston, pictured outside the Old Bailey during the trial, is a self-styled ‘rebel’ who said riding without breaks was like ‘being in a stunt movie’
The self-styled ‘rebel’ cyclist who was cleared of manslaughter over the death of a mother-of-two boasted about how riding with no breaks was ‘like being in a stunt movie’.
Charlie Alliston, 20, refused to take responsibility for his risky choice of transport, blaming Kim Briggs when he ploughed into her on his trendy fixed-wheel bike in Feburary 2016.
With his ‘flesh tunnel’ piercing he looked the part and avidly discussed his passion on forums and social media, where he used the handle ‘CharlieFxckingA’.
Yet in the aftermath of the crash Alliston used a series of online posts to blame her for the crash – even though he was riding an illegal bike with no front brakes – and even suggested he was a ‘victim’ himself.
Thrillseeker Alliston had embraced the illegal craze of ‘fixie’ riding, which some cyclists have called ‘the most dangerous fad on Earth’, and the prosecution claimed he was ‘asking for trouble’.
Despite his experience, Alliston claimed he had no idea it was against the law to ride a fixed wheel bike with no front brake.
But his social media use also backfired as during the trial a security guard monitored the public gallery for Alliston’s safety after Judge Wendy Joseph QC heard he was getting abusive Facebook messages and had to take down his account.
The courier turned scaffolder who also worked in McDonald’s first removed his front brakes to imitate a US stunt rider a year before the fatal crash.
On February 12 last year the then 18-year-old was unable to stop his new £470 Planet X fixed-wheel bike colliding with Mrs Briggs on Old Street in east London.
He claims she was on her phone but he was been accused of lying in court, and later admitted the first time he saw the device was when it was on the ground.
As the mother of two, who had an 11-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, lay fatally injured on the floor he yelled abuse at her and had shouted ‘get the f*** out of the way’ before they collided, witnesses said.
The 20-year-old subsequently claimed online that the crash was Mrs Briggs’ fault and denied any responsibility
It can be revealed he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after the crash and too anti-depressants.
The growing and dangerous trend of riding a ‘fixie’ has been condemned by even the most experienced cyclists because it is so difficult to slow down.
The lack of a front brake means that riders need to deliberately skid, use a skip stop where you do a wheelie on the front wheel, or try to pedal backwards, to stop quickly.
YouTube is packed with videos of ‘fixie’ riders ploughing into parked cars or crashing in moving traffic because riders have been unable to slow down and prosecutors said front brakes could have saved Mrs Briggs.
Alliston, who lives with his mother Karan and two siblings in Bermondsey, south London, claimed he was lucky not to be hurt and his beloved new bike could have been smashed, although he later said these comments were ‘stupid’.
The cyclist, now 20, was treated as an inpatient at Maudsley Hospital in Camberwell – and after being discharged took medication for depression, but is now said to be ‘beyond that episode’.
The cyclist, right outside court, even claimed he was ‘lucky not to have been hurt’ despite the collision causing the death of Mrs Briggs, left
A year before the accident Alliston tweeted about removing his front brakes from a fixed-wheel track bike by saying it was like a Lucas Brunelle movie, jurors heard.
In February 2015, Alliston tweeted: ‘The time when you first take your brakes off and feeling like you’re in a @lucasbrunelle movie,’ in reference to an American stunt cyclist film-maker.
Lucas Brunelle’s ‘alleycat’ films feature him riding around cities, including London, weaving in and out of traffic, narrowly avoiding pedestrians and going into bus lanes.
Prosecutor Duncan Penny QC said: ‘What Mr Alliston is saying is ‘I like taking risks’. He is saying he finds it exciting he is saying he finds it exhilarating.
‘If you are prepared to take a risk in the style of Lucas Brunelle the reality is you are going to have to deal with stopping when hazards occur.
‘To do something dangerous as riding around on this bike is asking for trouble. He was going too quick bearing in mind the braking ability he had’.
Alliston saw himself as a rebel who liked listening to punk music, got a skull tattoo behind his ear and wore a jumper with ‘antisocial’ emblazoned across it.
It is thought Mrs Briggs’ death was the first time a cyclist has been charged with manslaughter, although Alliston was cleared and convicted of ‘furious driving’
His bike was designed for speed, forced the rider to keep pedalling and – key to him running over mother-of-two Kim Briggs in Central London – had no front brakes.
He sat yards from Mrs Briggs’s widower Matthew as they watched CCTV of the incident in Old Street, east London, just before 1pm on February 12 last year.
The trial came after what is thought to have been the first time a cyclist has been charged with manslaughter over the death of a pedestrian.
Alliston’s track bike had never been ridden on a road before, let alone the crowded streets of the capital, but he had plans for it.
He had snapped it up for £470 through a website called ‘London Fixed Gear and Single Speed’ and travelled to its owner’s home in Essex to pay cash.
A month later, human resources executive Mrs Briggs, 44, lay on the asphalt of Old Street with catastrophic head injuries from which she would die in hospital.
But Alliston, the son of the single mother, refused to see that was at fault. Instead of apologising, he shouted at her as she lay mortally wounded on the ground.
He then went online to a news article about the crash and wrote: ‘In no way whatsoever was this my fault.’
While medics battled to save his victim’s life, he wrote on a cyclist’s forum: ‘I warned for a second time to pretty much get the f*** outta my way, which she didn’t.’
He added: ‘It is a pretty serious incident so I won’t bother say ‘oh, she deserved it, it’s her fault’. Yes, it is her fault, but, no, she did not deserve it.
‘Hopefully it is a lesson learned on her behalf, it shouldn’t have happened like it did – but what more can I say.’
The attitude persisted when he was tracked down by police. He told them: ‘The result would have been the same if I was to have a brake.
‘Being put in a situation like that it is not easy to be able to judge straight away. I can slow down with my pedals without a brake.’
He also wrote: ‘I refuse to accept any responsibility in this whatsoever … It’s not my fault people think they are invincible or just have zero respect for cyclists.’
It can be revealed Alliston, pictured, was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after the crash and too anti-depressants
Alliston, then 18, was cycling at 18mph when he struck Mrs Briggs as she crossed the road on her lunchbreak.
Tests showed Alliston’s bike would have taken at least 36ft to stop, while a similar model fitted with a front brake could have stopped in 12ft and a mountain bike in 9ft.
The trial was told crash investigators concluded Alliston would have been able to stop in time on a bike with a front brake.
Police tests after the accident found the track bike took four times longer to stop than a police mountain bike fitted with conventional brakes.
During the trial, Alliston took to the witness box to deny that he copied stunt bike racing scenes from videos made by Lucas Brunelle.
The £470 bike, pictured, would have been able to stop in time had a front break been fitted, crash investigators said
He who admitted he never wore a helmet when cycling and denied he was trying to copy the film-maker or that he enjoyed ‘taking risks’.
‘I wouldn’t say I drove recklessly or at any time dangerously,’ he said.
Alliston originally claimed he thought Mrs Briggs was looking down at her mobile phone before the crash, but conceded in court that the first time he saw the phone was when it was lying on the road after the collision.
He said he twice shouted a warning to Mrs Briggs, from Lewisham, to make her ‘aware’ of his presence before the collision.
He added: ‘I was cycling at a safe and reasonable speed personal to myself. I was capable at the time of controlling it.
‘After the collision I just jumped straight back up to my feet, turned around, saw what happened and then went blank.’
Witness David Callan said: ‘I heard a shout… like a warning or alert. It made me look up immediately, just in time to see a collision between a cyclist and a pedestrian
‘The cyclist flew through the air and the pedestrian fell. The cyclist quickly sprang to their feet and shouted something at the pedestrian.
‘But the cyclist froze after taking that initial step, seeing the pedestrian was still lying on the ground.’
Alliston will be sentenced at a later date.