Politics 17 February 2012 Video: Bristol bus driver uses "vehicle as weapon" Shocking video shows bus driver swerving to knock cyclist off his bike. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML A bus driver who deliberately knocked a cyclist off his bike in Bristol has been jailed for 17 months. Gavin Hill, 29, pleaded guilty at Bristol Crown Court to dangerous driving and causing grevious bodily harm. The court heard that Hill had driven too close to Philip Mead, 43, off his bike near St James Barton roundabout in Bristol. As the bus stopped, Mead parked his bike against the front of the bus and had a heated argument with Hill. As Mead cycled off, the bus driver tried to overtake him, before swerving to the left to knock the cyclist off the road. The incident left him with a broken leg and fractured wrist and crushed his bike. Judge Mark Horton said that the collision was "not an accident". › Cashing in on controversy? Amanda Knox signs "$4m book deal" Samira Shackle is a freelance journalist, who tweets @samirashackle. She was formerly a staff writer for the New Statesman. Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles Sooner or later, a British university is going to go bankrupt Why I slept on the street outside Downing Street When is the Budget 2017?