Hargreaves Lansdown has fired an employee after he tweeted he had hit a cyclist with his car but did not stop as he was “late for work.”
The BBC reports Rayhan Qadar, who joined the firm after graduating from Cardiff University, posted on Twitter: “Think I just hit a cyclist. But I’m late for work so had to drive off lol”.
Qadar told the BBC he “did not hit anyone” and that tweet was a “dumb mistake.”
He then sent two further tweets stating his previous comment was “obviously not true” and that “I did not hit a cyclist. Not today. Not ever. A bad joke on my part it seems.”
Avon and Somerset Police is investigating the claims and has appealed for potentital victims to come forward.
A spokesman for Hargreaves Lansdown says one of its employees “failed to conduct themselves to the standards we expect of our staff.”
“Upon becoming aware of this issue we have terminated this person’s employment with immediate effect.”