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Cyclist hit parked car when driver ‘accelerated after him’ after angry clash

PUBLISHED: 13:18 16 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:43 16 July 2018

Nabil Khorsid leaving Norwich Magistrates' Court PHOTO: Peter Walsh

Nabil Khorsid leaving Norwich Magistrates' Court PHOTO: Peter Walsh

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A cyclist crashed into a parked car in Norwich following an argument with a driver who had accelerated after him, sounding his horn, a court heard.

Nabil Khorshid, 33, was driving his Toyota Prius on Theatre Street when he became involved in an argument with a cyclist who then crashed into a park car.

Waseem Raja, prosecuting, said Khorshid and the cyclist had both been travelling in the same direction but there had been an “altercation” between the two of them.

The cyclist gesticulated with his hand at the driver, Khorshid, who then used his horn and accelerated closely behind the cyclist - who then collided with a parked car.

The cyclist suffered bruising in the incident, which happened at about 8.30pm on December 6 last year.

Khorshid, of Bowthorpe Cottages, Earlham Green Lane, Norwich, appeared at Norwich Magistrates Court on Monday (July 16) when he admitted driving without due care and attention.

Gavin Cowe, mitigating, said it was a guilty plea at the first time of asking.

He said he accepted some, but not full responsibility for the incident.

Mr Cowe said the cyclist had overtaken Khorshid on the nearside and then “gesticulated” towards him.

He said the defendant wanted to know what the cyclist was upset about and “drove closer to him” before the cyclist crashed.

Mr Cowe said Khorshid stopped and did not collide with the parked car.

Khorshid had six penalty points imposed on his licence, was fined £80, ordered to pay £50 towards costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

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