Man pleads guilty to dangerous driving due to be sentenced in February


A man has admitted knocking a cyclist off his bike during a collision in Colchester.

It happened at around midday on Friday May 13th, 2016.

The victim, a man in his 30s, was cycling on North Station Road with a friend when a Ford Mondeo braked heavily close by at which point the victim gestured at the driver.


The vehicle was then in collision with the victim, knocking him off his bike, before making off from the scene.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment but was not seriously injured.

The driver of the car, Ashley Wallace Merrett, 30, of West Bergholt, was arrested later that day.

He was then charged in June.

Appearing at Ipswich Crown Court on Monday, December 18 2017, Wallace Merrett pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, actual bodily harm and common assault.

He is due to be sentenced in February.


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