innocent bystander


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innocent bystander

noun attester, beholder, blameless witness, chance looker-on, corroborator, faultless witness, guiltless witness, informant, observer, onlooker, passer-by, perceiver, spectator, testifier, viewer, watcher, witness, witness free from guilt
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Now, they seem to be taking out their mindless thuggish behaviour on any innocent bystander whom they take an irrational dislike to.
Last week's case in Newcastle saw a scooter confiscated from a 12-year-old after a reign of pavement terror but the news his dad had bought the scooter for him just reinforces the fact that his father cared not one jot what might happen to any innocent bystander while his son was playing with his new toy.
The weevil is not just an innocent bystander, says Louda.
Of course it could have been an innocent bystander who died, such is the wrecklessness of the people who drive these stolen vehicles.
Police said she was an innocent bystander when a fight broke out in the bar at 11.
Police said Peter, of Maryhill, Glasgow, was an innocent bystander and there was no clear motive.
THE gun which killed innocent bystander Ryan Bravo in a drive-by shooting has been recovered in a police raid.
A MAN who stabbed an innocent bystander in the street has been locked up for 30 months.
POLICE were trying today to piece together the events which led to an innocent bystander being shot dead as three armed bank robbers fled a building society with cash.
By putting his own life on the line to save an innocent bystander he summed up everything the Garda should stand for.
It was not clear whether the victim had been an innocent bystander or was involved in the raid.
It's as if the [AIDS-related] dementia is a by-product, and the brain is an innocent bystander.