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'Police need to exercise common sense,' says cyclist
11:00am Friday 2nd November 2012 in News
A MAN who claims he was fined for avoiding smashed glass while riding on his bike has called for more common sense from police.
Tony Clarke, 31, was cycling along Magnolia Drive, in Greenstead, on Tuesday when he says he spotted broken glass in his line.
Instead of going through it and risking a puncture, he mounted the kerb to avoid it.
Partner Charlie Leighton, 27, of Honeysuckle Way, whose bike Tony was using at the time said: “It was as if they were looking to fine him.
“I’ve been out on the bike around Greenstead and there are major problems with the amount of glass on the ground and I’ve had several punctures because of it.