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10 May 2017, 17:20
Cyclist Run Down By Driver In Stoke Newington
CCTV shows the terrifying moment an incensed driver chased a cyclist down a side street and mounted the pavement to knock him off his bike.
Justine Henshaw-Bryan, 25 of Yoakley Road, N16 was found guilty of causing serious injury by dangerous driving over the incident. She was sentenced to three years in jail at Wood Green Crown Court today.
On Wednesday, February 10 last year, around 9:15pm, Henshaw-Bryan was in her car when she got into an argument with bicycle courier Damien Doughty, 38, on Stoke Newington High Street.
As the cyclist rode off down Victorian Grove, Henshaw-Bryan drove after him. She then mounted the pavement with her car and knocked him off his bike and into a tree before driving off.
Doughty was left badly injured and was taken to hospital where he was treated for internal bleeding and fractured ribs. He was later discharged but says he has suffered permanent damage to his hand that has forced him to give up his job as a courier.
Henshaw-Bryan was arrested two weeks later on February 24 over the incident. She claimed her boyfriend, who was with her at the time, had grabbed the wheel and aimed the car at Doughty, something he denied. The pair split up shortly after the incident.
As well as her prison sentence, Henshaw-Bryan was banned from driving for four and a half years.