Maida Vale incident

“I am a person of good character. I have never been arrested before in my life.

“I witnessed a man repeatedly stabbing a defenceless woman on the pavement a short distance in front of my car.

“Members of the public were attempting to intervene. The attacker was wielding a knife and was threatening those brave citizens too.

“I am deeply sorry that the man I tried to stop from attacking other people has died. It was never my intention to harm him, I just wanted to stop him from hurting anybody further.

“My only regret is that god did not allow me to be present at the scene sooner so that my intervention may have saved the life of the young woman concerned.”

Thousands of people have backed the driver as a "hero" after his actions, and set up a petition to stop him being charged.

He added: "My instant though was to protect the woman who had been stabbed and the public who were also being threatened.

"The vehicles ahead of me moved off which gave me the opportunity to intervene. I drove my vehicle towards the attacker in order to get him away from the woman he was attacking.

"I did not intend to harm the attacker, I only intended to protect those being attacked., my vehicle struck the attacker, and he was taken under my car causing it to stall, I could not reverse my car to free him.

"I and other passers-by attempted to life the car away from the attacker so we could provide the man with first aid. Unfortunately we were unsuccessful in this.
 

MoleBath

LE
Kit Reviewer
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Perfectly normal to arrest the car driver to gather evidence which should either be sufficient to charge or release.

The test will be were his actions reasonable (and proportionate) in the circumstances.

Arguably yes.
Time for the AA to make him an honorary life member?


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“I am a person of good character. I have never been arrested before in my life.

“I witnessed a man repeatedly stabbing a defenceless woman on the pavement a short distance in front of my car.

“Members of the public were attempting to intervene. The attacker was wielding a knife and was threatening those brave citizens too.

“I am deeply sorry that the man I tried to stop from attacking other people has died. It was never my intention to harm him, I just wanted to stop him from hurting anybody further.

“My only regret is that god did not allow me to be present at the scene sooner so that my intervention may have saved the life of the young woman concerned.”

Thousands of people have backed the driver as a "hero" after his actions, and set up a petition to stop him being charged.

He added: "My instant though was to protect the woman who had been stabbed and the public who were also being threatened.

"The vehicles ahead of me moved off which gave me the opportunity to intervene. I drove my vehicle towards the attacker in order to get him away from the woman he was attacking.

"I did not intend to harm the attacker, I only intended to protect those being attacked., my vehicle struck the attacker, and he was taken under my car causing it to stall, I could not reverse my car to free him.

"I and other passers-by attempted to life the car away from the attacker so we could provide the man with first aid. Unfortunately we were unsuccessful in this.

Get your defence in first.

Good drills.
 

ThunderBox

On ROPS
On ROPs
Taught my daughter to use keys as a bit of self-defence.
She went on to study martial arts but still keeps that as part of her repertoire.
I tried that with a taxi driver trying to run me over for not paying his made up fare, they bounced off his windscreen never to been seen again, it cost me a fortune to replace them.
 
“I am a person of good character. I have never been arrested before in my life.

“I witnessed a man repeatedly stabbing a defenceless woman on the pavement a short distance in front of my car.

“Members of the public were attempting to intervene. The attacker was wielding a knife and was threatening those brave citizens too.

“I am deeply sorry that the man I tried to stop from attacking other people has died. It was never my intention to harm him, I just wanted to stop him from hurting anybody further.

“My only regret is that god did not allow me to be present at the scene sooner so that my intervention may have saved the life of the young woman concerned.”

Thousands of people have backed the driver as a "hero" after his actions, and set up a petition to stop him being charged.

He added: "My instant though was to protect the woman who had been stabbed and the public who were also being threatened.

"The vehicles ahead of me moved off which gave me the opportunity to intervene. I drove my vehicle towards the attacker in order to get him away from the woman he was attacking.

"I did not intend to harm the attacker, I only intended to protect those being attacked., my vehicle struck the attacker, and he was taken under my car causing it to stall, I could not reverse my car to free him.

"I and other passers-by attempted to life the car away from the attacker so we could provide the man with first aid. Unfortunately we were unsuccessful in this.

"Did you try reversing Mr Citizen?"


(I personally think he did a great job of parking.)
 

theoriginalphantom

MIA
Book Reviewer
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Same old MagLite -


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Just brighter and longer lasting - like 18 days longer!


I just converted my old ones using something similar to this (but not this one)

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now Mrs Phantom and I both have an easy to find torch in the door pocket of our cars. Next converting them to rechargeable LI-ion batteries
 
I just converted my old ones using something similar to this (but not this one)

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now Mrs Phantom and I both have an easy to find torch in the door pocket of our cars. Next converting them to rechargeable LI-ion batteries

I did this too for a couple of mine - although I still don't rate the MagLites for brightness compared to my others like Olights that kick out >1000Lumen.

The MagLites are bullet-proof and some of mine are older than my kids, but even with the LED upgrade they now give off a nice cool white glow but still not very bright.

Like you do though - we all carry a trusty MagLite in our cars.
 

Bordon/hants

War Hero
His brief is a bit of a joker though.....

Mohammed Tasnime Akunjee is a lawyer who has represented a number of figures in high-profile cases.

"He is listed as a consultant at the Brentford branch of Waterford Solicitors and was recently in hot water after posting an image of the Taliban in Kabul with reference to Thin Lizzy song 'The boys are back in town'.

It prompted outrage among some, but he insisted he had been condemning them. He tweeted at the time: 'I can only assume that some people on twitter are being purposely dense. The Boys Are Back in Town is a song about a criminal gang (The Quality Street Gang Manchester) who have returned following a sojourn. This is controversial re the Taliban how exactly?'

The criminal defence lawyer, who specialises in terrorism law, is best known as fighting for ISIS bride Shamima Begum's return to the UK. He also represented he Syrian teenager Jamal Hijazi who won a libel case against Tommy Robinson to the tune of £100,000."
 

Londo

LE
An arrest warrant had been issued at the start of January for a man killed when he was hit by the driver of a car who was apparently trying to stop him stabbing his ex-wife.
Leon McCaskre, 41, was run over after killing Yasmin Chkaifi, 43, in Maida Vale, west London, on Monday.
The warrant, saying he should be held without bail, was issued on 4 January after he failed to appear in court.
McCaskre was accused of breaching an interim stalking protection order.
I'm sure there must be more going back a bit . He does seem or did seem a bit of a wrong un .
 
... a man killed when he was hit by the driver of a car who was apparently trying to stop him stabbing his ex-wife.
Sloppily drafted statement. He was hit by the car, not the driver.
 

Longlenny

War Hero
Any bloke who drives a Micra deserves a whole life tariff.
Interestingly my son entered the Mongol Rally, he went from Goodwood to Ulan Bhattor (sp) some 10,000 miles, in a Nisan Micra, he won the event. He had one puncture and the major mechanical malfunction was that the radio rattled out of its location, this was rectified by jamming it in with an empty coke bottle.

I saw it reported that the stabber was flattened by a Renault Clio, which would seem to be much more fitting, one wouldn't want to damage a Micra.
 

Bordon/hants

War Hero
Interestingly my son entered the Mongol Rally, he went from Goodwood to Ulan Bhattor (sp) some 10,000 miles, in a Nisan Micra, he won the event. He had one puncture and the major mechanical malfunction was that the radio rattled out of its location, this was rectified by jamming it in with an empty coke bottle.

I saw it reported that the stabber was flattened by a Renault Clio, which would seem to be much more fitting, one wouldn't want to damage a Micra.
The missus had a 1300cc one (late 90's K11 baby london taxi shape) after the FIL handed in his licence because of illness.

It had a 75bhp all alloy DOHC engine, so the power to weight was not far off an old Mini 1275GT.

More than once I got red faces at the lights, especially on a couple of occasions when people tried to come up the inside (in the turn left lane) and blat straight when the lights changed on to jump the queue at a local junction where this was a common "thing".

You would see them cruise up past the queue and the folk behind scowl, I would ignore them and you could read their minds "Ha....this will be easy, just some old twat in a Micra".

Once the lights had changed the other way, I was in gear and then redline it and side slip off clutch and the little fecker would screech off and wheel spin into second, most un granny like!

The twats who had been caught out were then marooned in the wrong lane with everyone behind grinning and not letting them in as they drove past.

Little things and little minds I know......

Only had it a couple of years, but when I borrowed it I always gave it a good thrapping as like a little Fiat it loved the revs.
 
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Cold_Collation

LE
Book Reviewer
The missus had a 1300cc one (late 90's K11 baby london taxi shape) after the FIL handed in his licence because of illness.

It had a 75bhp all alloy DOHC engine, so the power to weight was not far of an old Mini 1275GT.

More than once I got red faces at the lights, especially on a couple of occasions when people tried to come up the inside (in the turn left lane) and blat straight on to jump the queue at a local junction where this was a common "thing".

You would see them cruise up and the folk behind scowl, I would ignore them and you could read their minds "Ha....this will be easy, just some old twat in a Micra".

Once the lights had changed the other way, I was in gear and then redline it and sidelip off clutch and the little fecker would screech off and wheel spin into second, most un granny like!

The twats who had been caught out were then marooned in the wrong lane with everyone behind grinning and not letting them in as they drove past.

Little things and little minds I know......

Only had a couple of years, but when I borrowed it I always gave it a good thrapping as like a little Fiat it loved the revs.
The little jelly bean-shaped ones were excellent. I used to use the 1-litre for the commute (there was no sense to a bigger car) and it was a lovely drive.

And they were/are solid. It's not wonder there are many still around.
 

olafthered

LE
Book Reviewer
The missus had a 1300cc one (late 90's K11 baby london taxi shape) after the FIL handed in his licence because of illness.

It had a 75bhp all alloy DOHC engine, so the power to weight was not far off an old Mini 1275GT.

More than once I got red faces at the lights, especially on a couple of occasions when people tried to come up the inside (in the turn left lane) and blat straight when the lights changed on to jump the queue at a local junction where this was a common "thing".

You would see them cruise up past the queue and the folk behind scowl, I would ignore them and you could read their minds "Ha....this will be easy, just some old twat in a Micra".

Once the lights had changed the other way, I was in gear and then redline it and side slip off clutch and the little fecker would screech off and wheel spin into second, most un granny like!

The twats who had been caught out were then marooned in the wrong lane with everyone behind grinning and not letting them in as they drove past.

Little things and little minds I know......

Only had a couple of years, but when I borrowed it I always gave it a good thrapping as like a little Fiat it loved the revs.
We have a 4 door smart as our runabout, its so quick off the line I can scare myself sometimes!
 

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