Quentin Howes thought a mugger had attacked him when he was struck from behind and fell to the pavement on his way home from work last spring. He went into shock and it took him a few seconds to realise he was the latest victim of an illegal e-scooter rider.
He said: “I was walking along the pavement, didn’t hear a thing, and then, bash! I was on the floor. I looked up and it was a teenage girl on one of these big e-scooters. She said to me, ‘You were in my way.’”
Howes, 49, who works in security in Wembley, northwest London, suffered no more than cuts, severe bruises and a torn jacket and decided there was no point in going to the