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Furious cyclist in raging stand-off with BMW driver in Liverpool

Dashcam footage captured the moment a furious cyclist appeared to ‘take a chunk’ out of a £21,000 BMW after a furious stand-off with its driver.  

Keith Crewe, who had travelled to Liverpool from Devon for a family funeral, claims his BMW was damaged after he refused to move for a cyclist on a quiet street on Sunday.

The electrician, a keen cyclist himself, says he was given permission to briefly park his car across the bike lane in order to load his bags after staying at the Richmond Hotel in Liverpool city centre.

However footage taken from his dashcam shows how a cyclist repeatedly insisted he moved the car, instead of just cycling around it.

Footage taken from his dashcam shows how a cyclist repeatedly insisted he moved the car, instead of just cycling around it

Keith Crewe, who had travelled to Liverpool from Devon for a family funeral, claims his BMW was damaged after he refused to move for a cyclist

Keith Crewe, who had travelled to Liverpool from Devon for a family funeral, claims his BMW was damaged after he refused to move for a cyclist

When Mr Crewe refuses, the cyclist can be heard scratching the car with the pedal of his bike as he walks off carrying it.

During the altercation which lasted several minutes, passers-by can be seen getting involved and telling the cyclist to move around the car.

Mr Crewe, 63, took pictures of the damage to his BMW 1 Series M Sport and says the repair cost could be hundreds of pounds.

He said: ‘There’s a chunk out of the driver side bumper, and there’s a load of scratches. The car is only three years old and I think it’s going to be quite expensive because it’s going to need to be resprayed.

‘We’d had a lovely time in Liverpool, it’s a fantastic city and we’d caught up with some family, but this did put a downer on it.

‘As a cyclist myself I appreciate the difficulties of cycling in a busy city and the use of cycle lanes.

‘I also think as fellow road users, we should show some common sense in sharing a road. We were only there a few minutes.

When Mr Crewe refuses, the cyclist can be heard scratching the car with the pedal of his bike as he walks off carrying it

When Mr Crewe refuses, the cyclist can be heard scratching the car with the pedal of his bike as he walks off carrying it

During the altercation which lasted several minutes, passers-by can be seen getting involved and telling the cyclist to move around the car

During the altercation which lasted several minutes, passers-by can be seen getting involved and telling the cyclist to move around the car

The cyclist can be heard scratching the car with the pedal of his bike as he walks off carrying it

The cyclist can be heard scratching the car with the pedal of his bike as he walks off carrying it

Mr Crewe, 63, took pictures of the damage to his BMW 1 Series M Sport and says the repair cost could be hundreds of pounds

‘The chap in this video clip could easily have rode around us as there were no cars in a very quiet street on a Sunday morning.

‘Instead, he chose to be pedantic about the use of the cycle lane before purposely getting off his bike and causing damage to our car when he knocked his pedal and scraped along the bumper.’

Mr Crewe, who has an injured knee and cannot walk very far, said he had seentaxis and a minibus unloading in the same spot outside the hotel.

He has reported the incident to Merseyside Police and hopes to trace theidentity of the cyclist. 



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