Thursday 22 March 2018 13:00
The head of a prominent London cycle safety charity has accused of cold-calling him with threats and subjecting him to a barrage of abuse in a bid to “wage a war” against cyclists.
The co-chair of , Donnachadh McCarthy said he has endured online abuse for more than a year since he began campaigning on the issue of cab congestion and pollution.
He described alleged instances of cabbies phoning him in the middle of the night to “scream abuse down the phone” and bombard him with “chilling” threats over his continued campaigns.
And he said he had been forced to report scores of Twitter accounts over a tirade of personal abuse he has received.
Some black cab drivers have been accused of posting online abuse (PA Wire/PA Images) Writing about his experiences in a long and detailed Facebook post, he said: “Got woken up at 2am by a black cabbie who had got my home phone number and screamed abuse at me down the phone.
“This followed another one who rang me at 11pm before Christmas and quietly threatened me with what he would do to me if I did not shut up talking about the environmental and health damage caused by overuse of cabs (black/mini/Uber) in London.