Derby

'Dangerous' cyclist seen with child on shoulders

  • 15 November 2012
  • From the section Derby
Media captionPolice said a gust of wind could have knocked the child off

Derbyshire Police are trying to trace a man who was seen cycling along a main road with a child on his shoulders.

The man was photographed by a passerby on Monday, cycling along Tamworth Road in Long Eaton.

Insp Ben Goodman said he was "amazed" by what he had seen and the man's actions as seen in the photograph were "dangerous".

He added he would like the cyclist to get in touch for the police to give him some road safety advice.

"Clearly this is very dangerous," said Insp Goodman.

"There is a section of law that covers dangerous cycling where there is a risk of injury and there is a risk of injury to the child.

"It would only take a pothole or a gust of wind or a close-moving vehicle and it's an accident waiting to happen."

The man who took the photograph, who does not want to be identified, said he saw the man cycling with one hand on the handlebars and "could not believe" what he was seeing.

Anyone who recognises the man is asked to contact Derbyshire Police.

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