Riders protest against Brunstrom

Published: 04 June 2007

Around 300 riders flooded Llandudno in Wales on Saturday in a peaceful protest against North Wales Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom’s decision to use pictures of a decapitated biker to push his road safety message.

The run was arranged by Paul Gibney, brother of Mark Gibney, who was killed in a bike crash in 2003. Brunstrom used pictures of Mark Gibney during a press presentation in April this year without gaining his family’s permision, sparking a massive outcry.

Now the Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating Brunstrom’s actions.

The riders met in Llandudno and brought the town to a standstill before heading to the police headquarters in Colwyn Bay.

Paul Gibney said: “Everyone was coming to the kerb and clapping with their support, and we had guys turning up from as far as Bournemouth and Scotland.

“The whole family is dumbstruck by the sheer number of people who made the effort and turned up, and out hearts go out to them with thanks."

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  • Paul Gibney arranged the peaceful protest
  • Around 300 bikes took part in the run
  • The ride took place in Llandudno
  • Paul Gibney thanked everyone that turned up