Shocking moment man is almost run down by van after trying to record alleged flytippers

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DRAMATIC footage shows the moment a man is almost run down by an alleged fly tipper after he attempted to catch him in the act.

The incident, which took place in West Green, London, saw the man narrowly avoid being mown down by the driver who charged at him in a van.

Video of the moment appeared on social media on Friday, after the man tried to film the van owner apparently dumping rubbish in a street.

The video shows the man crossing a street towards a white van parked opposite him which is said to have been fly tipping.

Holding his phone, the man proceeds to record the van when it suddenly accelerates towards him.

The vans engine can be heard roaring are this driver moves at full throttle towards the person recording the incident.

Fly tipper tries to hit man filming them
The incident, which took place in West Green, London, saw the man narrowly avoid being mown down by the driver who charged at him in a van.

He dodges to the right and is narrowly missed by the van, which shows no signs of slowing as it screeches round the corner.

The person recording did not suffer any injuries, but managed to capture the end of the incident from their perspective.

The short clip shows the van careering towards the camera, before speeding away with its side door hanging open.

The footage was posted on social media with the caption: “A van driver was fly tipping & tries to run over the person recording him this morning.”

Fly tipper tries to hit man filming them
The video shows the man crossing a street towards a white van parked opposite him which is said to have been fly tipping.

The video which has been posted to Twitter has been viewed over 11,000 times and has alarmed social media users.

@Millu_milly2020 commented: “There are some serious nutters out there.”

@modelcitzenUK_ Tweeted: “That’s attempted murder! Did they get the number plate?”

@ColinEllison14 added: “Attempted murder over illegally dumping trash?”

Another user, @csrussell29 condemned the man who recorded the incident saying: “Geezer should keep his nose out of it, that’s not his job to catch fly tippers.”

Fly tipper tries to hit man filming them
Holding his phone, the man proceeds to record the van when it suddenly accelerates towards him.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “An incident has been reported to police  in which a van was allegedly driven at a man.

“The incident happened on Friday, 2 October at about 12:15hrs in Falmer Road, Haringey, N15.

“A white van was seen to be involved in alleged fly tipping. As he van drove off, it apparently nearly struck the man who was recording the incident.

“No arrests at this time.”

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