Sky News presenter Dermot Murnaghan reveals hit-and-run injuries

Sky News presenter Dermot Murnaghan reveals hit-and-run injuries

Sky News presenter Dermot Murnaghan has shared an Image of his injuries after being involved in a hit-and-run attack.

It took place in Kentish Town, north London, on Thursday.

“Here’s why I haven’t been on air for 2 days. A hit and run in Kentish Town yesterday. Police were fantastic,” Dermot wrote on Twitter.

“Having worked on Breakfast TV for 10 years in two stints, I’ve become a bit of an early bird,” he told Sky News about the incident.

“Last Thursday I woke at 6am, put on my hi-vis cycling jacket got on my bike to meet my mates for a few healthy miles before work

“Twenty minutes later I was lying by the side of the road with a broken cycle helmet and a hobbled bike, still spinning, lights shining – and a variety of cuts, bruises and abrasions. But thankfully no broken bones.

“On an empty road in north London a guy in a car on a mobile phone pulled out from the side of the road without indicating. I swerved that. But a millisecond later he u-turned into me and wiped me out.

“The Good Samaritan who saw it says the driver then sped off. I didn’t catch his name in the muddle, so if you read this – thank you from the bottom of my heart. The perpetrator was too interested in his phone to bother to stop and would have left me lying in the road.

“Police were there within five minutes and were absolutely fantastic.

“Took all the details and went to check the CCTV. Then drove me and my crushed bike home. Professional through and through. ”

Dermot, who has been with Sky News for 10 years, presents ‘Sky News Tonight’ weeknights from 7pm, which was covered by Sophy Ridge on Thursday and Tom Macleod on Friday.

Updated: Friday 10 March 2017

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