Bristol bus driver 'used vehicle as weapon'


A bus driver who knocked a cyclist off his bike in Bristol using his bus "as a weapon" has been jailed for 17 months.

Gavin Hill, 29, from Frome in Somerset, previously pleaded guilty at Bristol Crown Court to dangerous driving and causing grievous bodily harm.

The court was told Hill deliberately knocked Phillip Mead down after the pair had an altercation. Mr Mead suffered a broken leg.

Sentencing Hill, Judge Mark Horton said the collision "was not an accident".

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