Woman regrets #bloodycyclists tweet

Woman regrets #bloodycyclists tweet

A driver who tweeted about "bloody cyclists" after a road collision has described the comment as her "biggest regret".

Emma Way, 22, from Watton, was found guilty at Norwich Magistrates' Court of failing to stop after a collision and failing to report an accident, but was cleared of driving without due care and attention in relation to the incident on May 19.

Police only became aware of her collision with cyclist Toby Hockley, who suffered bruising and minor damage to his bike, after she took to Twitter to make her feelings known.

The court was told Miss Way tweeted "definitely knocked a cyclist off his bike earlier. I have right of way - he doesn't even pay road tax!" along with the hashtag #bloodycyclists.

Magistrate Martin Cliffe fined Way £337 plus £300 in costs and ordered seven penalty points to be added to her licence.

Way told the court she had lost her trainee accountant's job with Norwich firm Larking Gowen as a result of the "spur of the moment" tweet.

She refused to comment further after leaving court as she said she has signed an exclusive TV deal.

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