The photographer had just come from a wine reception at London City Airport. After the photographs were taken the two residents walked back to Gallions Reach DLR - they were aware of a erratically driven white van. It was believed that the vehicle was a Ford Fiesta van. The individual driving the van, a male, looked aggressively at the residents, twisting around as he passed and slowing down. The residents felt it was strange and then thought nothing more of it. They then arrived at the DLR to see the white van parked up in the middle reservation with the driver, dressed in a white business shirt, twisted around in his seat glaring angrily at them. He then wheel span off, whilst mouthing something as they got nearer to where he was parked.
3. Just two weeks ago on February 14, resident campaigners were contacted by ITV regarding the crash landing of the British Airways plane the night before. The airport were asked to be interviewed and declined.
The campaigners arranged to meet with ITV on Sir Steve Redgrave Bridge, close to Gallions Reach DLR, the same location as the previous incident. Whilst waiting for the set up of cameras, the campaigners told us that a dark people mover with a large, aggressive looking male passed by tooting, swearing and shouting. Ten minutes later the people mover travels back over the bridge, window down, tooting, shouting, swearing and making a hand and wrist movement out of the window. This was witnessed by the ITV reporter and cameraman.
Can it be a coincidence? Bearing in mind that around a 1000 residents wrote in to object to expansion, and over 600 signed petitions to object - then there is without doubt huge objection to LCA in the area and therefore huge support for the FTF campaign. On top of that in all the lives of the campaigners who experienced the events, they have never seen or experienced anything like it before. Of course, well balanced individuals would not behave in such a way as the three individuals behind these incidents.
FTF takes these incidents very seriously and will be reporting them in the future directly to the Police. Number plates and email IP's will clearly identify the individuals responsible so be it on their own heads if they wish to behave in such a vile manner in the future.