Biker chases down motorist who struck him in ‘targeted attack’

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A biker who ‘could easily have been killed’ in a Luton collision got into the car that struck him to chase down its fleeing owner yesterday.

Detectives from Beds Police’s Operation Boson, who usually investigate gun crimes in Luton, are investigating the incident which saw a motorcyclist seemingly targeted by a car driver but then gave chase to the person who was responsible for the attack.

The attack occurred at around 2.15pm in Wauluds Bank Drive when a black Renault Clio collided with the motorcyclist, knocking the rider from his Kawasaki bike and into the road.

An altercation then took place between the bike rider and the driver of the vehicle, who was assaulted.

The driver of the Renault Clio and two passengers fled the area on foot but the motorcyclist got into the car and gave chase towards Henge Way before getting out of the vehicle and running through the Spinney.

Officers quickly attended the scene and carried out an area search which resulted in one man being arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

Detective Inspector Dani Fitzharris, who leads the Operation Boson team, is keen to speak with witnesses who were in the area and may have valuable information.

DI Fitzharris said: “This was an extremely blatant attack which took place in broad daylight and could easily have resulted in the rider of the motorcycle being seriously injured or even killed.

“I know that a lot of people were in the area at the time of the attack and that several people were filming the collision and the aftermath on their mobile phones.

“I would urge anyone who may have seen the incident or captured it on film to come forward and speak with us.

“While the Operation Boson team is dedicated to cracking down firearm related violence in Luton, we also target individuals associated with drug dealing, robbery, burglary and car crime and all those who ruin the lives of innocent members of our communities.

“If you have any information, please come forward and help us identify the people responsible.”

If you have information relating to crime in your area you can contact Bedfordshire Police in confidence on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.