WAYWARD BOAST: Emma Way tweeting about knocking over a cyclist.
WAYWARD BOAST: Emma Way tweeting about knocking over a cyclist. Twitter

Hit-and-run boast has cyclists and cops in a Twitter

TWITTER is great for bragging about recent accomplishments and achievements.

But tweeting about the crime you just committed is a big no-no.

Norwich girl Emma Way has seemingly confessed to the hit and run of a cyclist through an ill-advised tweet.

She tweeted, "Definitely knocked a cyclist off his bike earlier - I have right of way he doesn't even pay road tax #bloodycyclists".

Big mistake.

She was slammed by angry cyclists, especially those pointing out there was no such thing as a road tax.

She was even tweeted by Norwich Police, urging her to report the incident immediately.

In the days that followed the tweet, 29-year-old Toby Hockley has come forward, claiming he was the alleged victim involved in the incident.

He posted on Facebook: "Oh hi! That was me you hit and FYI, you didn't knock me off, I'm too hard to be hurt by a pissy micra or whatever it was you were driving."

He had previously decided not to report the incident.

In an interview with the BBC, he said, "She hit me hard, really hard. I am lucky to be alive. But I managed to get out of the hedge and stand up."

A Norwich police spokesman said that both parties had now been contacted and the investigation was progressing.


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