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Cyclist threat driver suspect named as Shane Seymour

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Media captionIT consultant Dave Clifton was nearly struck by the car during the row

Police have named a man suspected of threatening to run over cyclists during the morning rush hour in south London.

Officers are appealing for help to find Shane Seymour, who they said drove a stolen car during the row.

Footage on social media shows how cyclist Dave Clifton was almost hit by a black Audi A3 on a road in Clapham at about 08:00 BST last Wednesday.

The Met Police wants to track down the "dangerous" driver, who sped away when police arrived at the scene.

"It is only a matter of luck that no-one was seriously injured or even killed by this reckless driver," Det Con James Preston said.

"The sooner we can apprehend him, the better."

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Image caption Police named Shane Seymour as the main suspect in their investigation

After shouting at a cyclist near Clapham North station, the driver mounted the pavement where a group of cyclists had gathered.

He drove at them, apparently telling them "it's a stolen car".

He reversed at speed and disappeared down Dorset Road when an unmarked police car arrived at the scene and an officer got out.

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