Second cyclist fined for Eastbourne seafront hit and run involving little girl

Aaliyah Raj (4) SUS-141007-130914001
Aaliyah Raj (4) SUS-141007-130914001

The second cyclist involved in an incident on Eastbourne seafront in July where a young girl was knocked over and injured has been fined £50 and ordered to pay £80 costs.

In a prosecution brought by Eastbourne Borough Council, Trent Baker, 23, pleaded guilty at Eastbourne Magistrates Court to cycling on the seafront in breach of the council’s bylaws.

Court news.

Court news.

In addition to the fine and costs, Mr Baker, who has just returned to the UK after travelling overseas, was ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £20.

The other cyclist involved, George Coulbourn, was prosecuted by Eastbourne Borough Council in October for the same offence and fined £135 and ordered to pay costs of £80 and a £20 victim surcharge.

Little Aaliyah Raj was on the promenade with her mother Samita when the two men crashed into her while they were cycling on the seafront close to Fusciardi’s Ice Cream Parlour.

The four-year-old girl was taken to Eastbourne District General Hospital and treated for cuts and bruises to her face and body.