Brave motorcycle rider fights off three thugs after they ram his scooter and attack him in shocking bike jacking attempt
- A motorcycle gang tried to steal the victim’s motorbike by driving into him
- They punch and assault the victim repeatedly trying to take his bike
- The man fights back managing to keep his bike and recover another stolen bike
- The incident happened in the Bedminster area of Bristol
This is the terrifying moment a gang tried to violently strong-arm the rider of a motorcycle into handing over his bike.
The incident happened on September 3 in the Bedminster area of Bristol at around 3:40 p.m.
The video was posted by a group called Stolen Motorcycle Recovery London who posted the footage to its Facebook page to highlighted the incident and the level of violence sometimes used to steal motorbikes.
Posting on Facebook last night the group said, ‘We are lost for words.’
The incident captured on CCTV shows a motorbike rider setting off to travel down the street when he is abruptly rammed by a man on a motorbike coming the other way.
The rider of the bike jumps off and appears to throw his motorcycle towards the victim.
The victim falls off his motorbike.
A red motorcycle drives into view and gets involved in the attempted bike jacking.
The victim (wearing a white helmet) is abruptly rammed by a man on a motorbike coming the other way
One of the people on the red bike jumps off and starts hitting the victim with a white motorcycle helmet.
There are now three bikers involved in the assault.
The victim puts up a fight and at one point jumps on top of his bike to stop it from being taken.
One of the gang seems to be wielding a chain which they use on the victim.
The gang try repeatedly to take the victim’s bike, pushing and hitting the man.
They eventually make off, as more people arrive on the scene.
The victim skids on the ground as he makes a final attempt to stop the assailants from escaping.
The gang kick and punch the victim and repeatedly try and take his motorcycle
The gang leaves behind one of the bikes.
According to Stolen Motorcycle Recovery London, the victim managed to recover someone else’s stolen bike from the scene.
The non-profit group posted the video to their Facebook page.
The group is compromised of ‘two guys and a van’ who have been victims of motorcycle crime in the past and now ‘recover stolen motorcycles’ and return to their owners for no fee in London.
They eventually make off, as more people arrive on the scene and leave a bike behind. According to Stolen Motorcycle Recovery London, (who posted the video) the victim managed to recover someone else’s stolen bike from the scene
They have set up a Crowdfunding page to raise money to help finance their efforts.
‘We’re currently using the cheapest possible equipment we could find, with a van that is struggling to keep up with the number of recoveries we’re doing. In the first four months of us doing this, we recovered 115 bikes back to their owners free of charge and this is increasing daily.
Anything you can spare will go to helping us help London’s bikers. We’re more than happy for people to come out for the evening with us as well, so you can see where the money goes,’ their Crowdfunding page reads.