A 22-year-old female has appealed versus her conviction for a road rage incident recorded by the BBC presenter Jeremy Vine.
Shanique Syrena Pearson was condemned at Hammersmith magistrates court last month of using threatening or violent behaviour and driving without affordable factor to consider over a confrontation with Vine that occurred on 26 August in 2016.
The Crimewatch and Radio 2 presenter published a video on Facebook revealing a “scary” fight with Pearson that occurred in Kensington, west London, as he was cycling home.
The video, recorded on bike-mounted cameras and shown in court, recorded Pearson driving close behind Vine’s bike on a narrow street, revving her engine and beeping her horn. The moment Vine braked and tried to describe that he had to cycle in the centre of the roadway to prevent being hit by a vehicle door, Pearson left her car and walked to him, screaming: “This is what gets bicyclists killed, why the fuck would you stop in front of my car. You do not respect your life?”
She then got the bike and attempted to physically move it and Vine from her way. She can be heard adding: “I could’ve struck you and been done for murder.”
Soon afterwards, as Vine tried to photograph Pearson’s Vauxhall Corsa, she got out of the car again at traffic lights and told him: “Take a photo of my vehicle once again and I’ll knock you out.”
The appeal is going to be heard at Isleworth crown court on 18 April.