Cyclists attack Parris over decapitation 'joke'


More than 270 complaints have been filed with the PCC over a recent column in the Times in which Matthew Parris suggested cyclists in rural deserved to be decapitated.

Rhyl Cycling Club in Wales, which has had four members killed in recent years, is among those cycling club is outraged by the Parris column, according t the Daily Post.

In his 27 December column, Parris joked that piano wires should be strung across country lanes, and that “the lynching of a cyclist…would be a joy to witness.”

Following scores of critical online comments on the initial story, Parris apologised last week.

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