The Sun : Couple who knocked girl, 6, off her bike when they refused to move WON’T face police probe over ‘misunderstanding’

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A COUPLE who knocked a six-year-old girl off her bike when they refused to move won't face a police probe over the "misunderstanding".

Footage showed the youngster riding on the Blackwell Trail in Derbyshire when she rang her bell in an attempt to pass the man and woman.

A girl was knocked off her bike by a couple in Derbyshire
Michelle Prost

But footage shows her wobbling as they refuse to part – causing her to fall off as she tries to squeeze through in "panic".

A man filming then says "I said 'excuse me' several times" as the schoolgirl lies crying on the ground.

The couple and the man then begin rowing as he tries reasoning she is only six years old while the youngster wails "daddy".

As the man and woman begin walking away, he can be seen kicking the bike in frustration.

The couple actually called police themselves after fearing a backlash when the video went viral on social media after being shared by the girl's mum Michelle Prost.

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But Detective Superintendent Kev Broadhead, from Nottinghamshire Police, told The Sun Online that no action will be taken.

He said: "We have reviewed the footage and do not believe this was a criminal offence. The couple involved called us about the incident and we are satisfied that what took place was a misunderstanding between the two parties. They have both been updated as such.

"We re-iterate our former message about being extra aware of our surroundings and considerate of other.

"More people are now walking, cycling and jogging along our pathways in line with the government's new guidance, all going at different speeds and we've got to share our open spaces with social distancing in mind."


The girl's mum Michelle slammed the couple and claimed her daughter has been left "traumatised".

She said: "So this couple purposely ignore my 6 year old daughter ringing her bell and saying excuse me.

"She starts screaming and wobbling in panic.

"The man turns and looks at my daughter, then the couple look at each other but continue to ignore her on purpose. She then rides into them in panic.

"She is new to going on bike rides, this has really upset her. The man gets verbally abusive and says 'so f***ing what?'.

"What an awful man. My daughter is traumatised. They clearly have an issue with cyclists and were making a point of not moving."

She later revealed her daughter is still "shaken up" by the incident but is "feeling better".

The video has now been viewed more than 934,000 times by social media users.

Emma Marratty wrote: "What an absolute p****! Poor kid, hope she's okay."

Leander Haestier added: "That is absolutely terrible! Hope she is okay."

And Poppy Bruce-Havers said: " Please report this to the police, hope you guys are okay."

The girl rang her bell while her dad warned the couple she was coming
Michelle Prost
But a row ensued when she toppled into them
Michelle Prost
The man then kicked her bike as he walked away
Michelle Prost

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