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Ferry Rd Bridge Incident

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  • Started 9 months ago by Iain McR
  • Latest reply from mercury1and2

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  1. Iain McR
    Member

    anyone else seeing this on feeds ? possible NEPN i guess

    From Ronde fb page

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    Folks - be safe if out on the cycle paths this evening - a poor man (who was on a bike) had been beaten up near Ferry Road red bridge area when I cycled home not long ago. I stopped briefly - there were quite a few people stopped already & an ambulance had been called so it was better to move on. I hope he’s ok. I diverted off the path at Ferry Road roundabout and braved the pot holes for the rest of the way home.
    So watch out ☹️
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    Posted 9 months ago #
  2. rider73
    Member

    NOT GOOD - hope he's ok - like many here- i ride that route on my commute
    ugh :(

    Posted 9 months ago #
  3. ARobComp
    Member

    The frustrating thing on this is that the more people that use the path the less likely things like this are to happen. It's horrible that it has and it'll stop some people using this route. Really needs regular bike or horsey police patrols (as if there are enough police to do that)

    Posted 9 months ago #
  4. Trixie
    Member

    There was at least one incidence of aggressive behaviour in that very area mentioned here in recent weeks.

    +1 for the bike Polis doing rounds.

    Posted 9 months ago #
  5. biketrain
    Member

    One of the local schools has issued this message.

    Dear Parents/Guardians

    I have decided that it would be also in the interest of our Junior School families to be made aware of this Senior School announcement:

    There has been a recent series of isolated incidents involving some of our Senior School pupils on the cycle path that leads from Granton through Craigleith and onto Murrayfield. These have included theft, attempted theft and a physical assault. It seems that a group of young people are targeting other teenagers with the intent of stealing bikes or valuables and they are comfortable using violence to achieve this. These matters have been reported to the police but in the interest of personal safety, school pupils have been advised to avoid using the cycle path for the foreseeable future.

    Yours sincerely

    Headmaster

    Very sad that young people have been targeted.

    Posted 6 months ago #
  6. LivD
    Member

    The only time I've ever been a victim of violence while on my bike was on that bit of path (stones being dropped from a bridge [the pedestrian bridge in Easter Drylaw Park), and a few metres later I was spray-painted on my jacket as I cycled past some graffiti artists under the next bridge under Telford Road)

    Posted 6 months ago #
  7. Ed1
    Member

    Its best to wear a helmet when cycling nepn as lots of bridges and rubbish falling

    Posted 6 months ago #
  8. Trixie
    Member

    If it's so serious and frequent that a school is advising against using the path, the cycle cops really do need to get out.

    Posted 6 months ago #
  9. mercury1and2
    Member

    Advice required:if an adult and cycling on a push bike and a toerag person - aka under the legal age etc- tries to steal the bike or grab the bike - what means are you to use without possible legal issue - entitled to self defence etc does any one know? thanks in advance

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  10. dougal
    Member

    AFAIK self defence extends as far as not exacerbating the situation and making the earliest possible exit. Staying around to administer ten rapid pour encourager les autres not advised.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  11. mercury1and2
    Member

    Ha I like that

    Posted 2 weeks ago #

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