Shocking moment driver chases down and rams biker in 78mph fatal crash
Paul Barrett mowed down victim Ryan Brindley following a high-speed chase through the streets of Dinton, Wiltshire.
Watch: Shocking dash cam footage shows the moment speeding motorist kills biker
This is the shocking moment a driver deliberately chased a random motorcyclist before knocking him down and killing him in an "unprovoked attack".
Paul Barrett, 42, mowed down victim Ryan Brindley, 43, following a high-speed chase through the streets of Dinton, Wiltshire, on 22 December, 2021.
The incident, that took place on the B3089 road, was captured on Barrett's dash cam and shows how he targeted Mr Brindley in a "completely random" attack.
Winchester Crown Court heard that Barrett was driving a Volkswagen Touran when he saw Mr Brindley riding alone in the opposite direction.
Barrett turned into a side road and then continued in the opposite direction, following Mr Brindley and accelerating at high speed to catch him before deliberately colliding with the rear of the bike.
He then carried it along the road, causing Mr Brindley to fall to the ground.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Barrett, of Mere, Wiltshire, was later arrested and taken to hospital for assessment before being taken into police custody.
He has now been sentenced to a hospital order under the Mental Health Act after he had previously pleaded guilty to manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility.
Speaking after the case, detective chief inspector Simon Childe, from the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: "The killing of Ryan Brindley was an entirely random and unprovoked incident which has understandably caused shock and upset to the local community and all those who knew and loved Ryan.
“The dash cam footage shows Barrett driving up and down roads in Dinton before spotting Ryan riding his motorbike alone, and then turning his vehicle and reaching speeds of up to 80mph in a 30mph zone in order to catch up with him and knock him from his bike.
"We do not believe they were known to each other, or that there had been any previous interaction between the pair. It seems that Ryan was targeted entirely at random.
“I would like to pay tribute to Ryan’s family who have suffered such a devastating loss, and thank them for the support they have shown during the police investigation.
"Ryan was taken from them in the cruellest of circumstances and my thoughts remain with them at this extremely difficult time."
In a victim impact statement, Ryan’s partner said: “Ryan was a beautiful human being – he will be missed by so many."